Tales Frey

The Other Asphalt Kiss (2009)

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Performance art realizedin Porto, Portugal. January 2009. Photos by Tales Frey, 5 x 7 cm each. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

It consists in an intertextuality with the classic The Asphalt Kiss by Nelson Rodrigues and an evolution of the art performance The Kiss by Cia. Excessos.

It is about two artists, through a 30 uninterrupted minutes kiss, whose codes found on wedding clothes and accessories on the two bodies are reversed according to heteronormative and binary logic.

It acknowledges that prejudice is huge when the image brings a sexual connotation yet shocking in a context morally conservative.

Coincidently, the place where the video was made is, nowadays, a wedding dress store; it was an off store during the filming time.

 

CREDITS

Conception: Tales Frey | Invited performers: Berenice Isabel, Emily Cruz Nowell, Joana Leys, Lizi Menezes, Marcela Tavares, Paola Frey, Da Mata | Length of the action: 30 minutes | Production: Cia. Excessos

 

HISTORIC

LIVE

[2018] SESC Ribeirão Preto. Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil.

[2012] Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival 2012. Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, USA.

[2012] 25ª Feira Franca. Palácio das Artes/ Fábrica de Talentos, Porto, Portugal.

[2012] XII Art History Week – FLUP. Faculty of Letters, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

[2011] Stoff – Stockholm Fringe Festival 2011. Stockholm, Sweden.

[2011] Performance Art Festival of Belo Horizonte 2011. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

[2009] Clerigos Street, Porto, Portugal.

 

AS VIDEO AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHY

[2018] Exhibition Entanglements for a Body. Curated by Raphael Fonseca. Federal Justice Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. 

[2017] Temporal Festival. Asunción, Paraguay.

[2016] Collective exhibition In State of WarCurated by Cia. Excessos. Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente, Coimbra, Portugal.

[2016] Collective Exhibition Sob (Ul)Trajes e Gozos. Curated by Suianni Macedo. Júlio Dinis Museum, Ovar, Portugal.

[2015] Collective exhibition Multiple Perspectives and Not Less Contradictions and Dreams. Curated by José Maia. I Biennial of Maia: Places of Journey, Maia, Portugal.

[2015] Collective exhibition (Tra)vestir um fa(c)to. Curated by José Maia. Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal.

[2015] Collective exhibition Kiss me. Organized by Cia. Excessos. SESC Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

[2014] Collective exhibition Fashion and Religiosity in Body Marks. Organized by Cia. Excessos. SESC Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.

[2013] Collective exhibition Fashion and Religiosity in Body Marks. Organized by Cia.Excessos. SESC Campinas, SP, Brazil.

[2013] III Circuito Regional de Performance Bodearte (Corpos Ausentes). Curated by ES3 (André Bezerra and Chrystine Silva). Pinacoteca do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil.

[2013] Collective exhibition Kiss me. Organized by Cia. Excessos. Estação Cultura, IV Festival de Formas Poéticas, Catanduva, SP, Brazil.

[2012] Colloquium Feminist Studies: The Future of the Past”Colloquium of the postgraduate studies in Feminist Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal.

[2012] Launch of the catalog Emergency Index 2011. The Kitchen. New York, USA.

[2010] Soul of the Street 2010. Lomography Embassy, Porto, Portugal.

[2009] Festival Dança em Dia. Contagiarte, Porto, Portugal.

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Performance art realized in Ouro Preto, Brazil. August 2011. Photo by Alber Centurion, 66,5 x 99,6 cm. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss, 2009. Video, 6’59”. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

Edition 1/5 + 2 P.A. is part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Niteroi (MAC Niteroi), Niteroi, RJ, Brazil

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Performance art realizedin Belo Horizonte, Brazil. August 2011. Photo by Gustavo Moreira Alves, 76 x 50,7 cm. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Performance art realized in Chicago, USA. June 2012. Photo by Helmut Heiss, 68,3 x 51,2 cm. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Performance art realized in Chicago, USA. June 2012. Photo by Tales Frey, 43,8 x 65,7 cm. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss, 2012. Video, 4’01”. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

The Other Asphalt Kiss (2012), by Tales Frey during the Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival 2012 in the F News Magazine

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Performance art realized in Porto, Portugal. May 2012. Photo by Tales Frey, 60,2 x 40,1 cm. Edition: 7 + 2 P.A.

 

Tales Frey, The Other Asphalt Kiss. Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. November 2018. Photo by Eduardo Saad

 

The Other Asphalt Kiss (2011) by Tales Frey published in the catalog Emergency Index 2011 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012)