Tales Frey

XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation I and II (2021)

 

Tales Frey, XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation I. Performance art showed in Guimarães, Portugal. June 2021

 

XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation I and II consist of experiences that embody a continuous series of performances that always take place through the manipulation of the variants of the sculpture XXL Lag With Single Foot, which experiments are completely ephemeral and each performance becomes unique and unrepeatable with respect to its initial configuration.

The first action in this series – activated with the participation of Hilda de Paulo – took place as a rehearsal for the rite of passage XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation II, working as a performance for the camera. In the second manipulation, I only relate my body to the object in space, always in the process of composition/decomposition and, at the same time, the destruction of matter and a new construction through its recombination. The performative program of the second manipulation took place in dialogue with an action by the musical composer Lea Petra who, in a parallel setting, composes experimental sounds through the annihilation of the gestures necessary for the classical fulfillment of the music performed through a piano and, thus, in harmony, the two actions enter into a spontaneous dialogue, where the exchange of stimuli is mutual in body, sound and visual rhythms. XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation II is performed as an anniversary rite of passage belonging to the Memento Mori series.

 

Based on the actions and the two documentations, the compilation of both performances into a single video emerged, entitled XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation I and II.

 

Tales FreyXXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation I and II, 2021. Video, 04’21”

 

Tales Frey, XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation II, 2021. Video, 08’53”

 

Tales Frey, XXL Lag With Single Foot – Manipulation I, 2021. Video, 04’27”

 

CREDITS

Manipulation I: Performance by Tales Frey | Invited performer: Hilda de Paulo | Camera: Tânia Dinis | Porto/Portugal 2021

Manipulation II: Performance by Tales Frey | Invited performer: Lea Petra | Camera: Eve Bonneau e Julie Dumont | Brussels/Belgium 2021

 

HISTORIC

LIVE

[2021] Exquisite CorpsesZSenne Arte Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium.

 

AS VIDEO AND/OR PHOTO

[2022] 12th Under the Subway Video Art Night. St. Nicholas Park in Manhattan, Nova York.

[2022] Solo exhibition Sharing Illusions. Verve Gallery, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

[2022] SESC Campinas. Campinas-SP, Brazil.

[2022] Solo exhibition INDEXXX. Ocupa Gallery. Porto, Portugal.

[2022] Academia Corpus. Galeria do Lago, Museu da República / Palácio do Catete, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil.

[2021] SESC Avenida Paulista. Foyer and online program, São Paulo, Brazil.