Nós

Nós

Interview to Francisco Salas, PM8 Galerie, 2016

 

Nós came from the same internal source: my impression about violence against the individual. I can explain it more specifically, describing the 3 versions of Nós, not only the 2 you mentioned. First of all nós, in Portuguese, can mean us or knot, at the same time.

The first version was made, as printing and collage, when I heard about the assassination of Salvador Puig Antich, by Franco’s government in 1974. As you know he was submitted to the “garrote vil”. He was about my age, a few years younger, and I got deadly impressed. So I installed a wooden devise looking like the garrote and stood there, tied, to feel how it would be  like. It was 1975.

 

Nós (Versão II)

The VT version was taken inside the instalation and shows a shooting with someone’s body failing down, interleaved by a face in the mirror and the empity pants liing in the foor. In such a subjectivity action the face in the mirror, my own face, has a very deep meaning following Lacan.  

Conjunto da Obra

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Nós

Nós

Nós, 1988

Lapis recorte impresso, 42.00 X 29.70 X 0.00

Série/Coleção: Nós

Nós (performance)

Nós (performance), 1975

Fotos (cópias de contato), 32.00 X 21.00

Série/Coleção: Nós

Corpo che cade 01 (performance)

Corpo che cade 01 (performance), 1977

Foto documental

Série/Coleção: Nós

Corpo che cade 02 (performance)

Corpo che cade 02 (performance), 1977

Foto documental

Série/Coleção: Nós

Corpo che cade 03 (performance)

Corpo che cade 03 (performance), 1977

Foto documental

Série/Coleção: Nós

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