Tales Frey, Illusionist Persistence – A Monochromatic Inventory. Performance art realized at Porto, Portugal. June 2018. Photo by Hilda de Paulo
Illusionist Persistence – A Monochromatic Inventory is a performance / installation designed to cross the rite of passage of my thirty-sixth birthday, through which, metaphorically, I seek to transform my body into a sculptural piece, matching it to varied matters. At the same time that I create a morbid composition through an ambience that alludes to a funeral, bringing together some works I have designed alongside personal objects of daily use, I propose the illusion of a possible perennially of my existence, making my body as if it were permissible to suspend the time that leads to my bodily mass to its inevitable putrefaction, to its inescapable fatality.
This work was started during an artistic residency held at the Mira Artes Performativas space during the month of December 2017 and presented in June 2018 in the same space in the city of Porto in Portugal.
Tales Frey, Illusionist Persistence – A Monochromatic Inventory, 2018. Video, 2’04”
Performance art/Installation by Tales Frey | Production: Cia. Excessos | Length: about 120 minutes
 Mira Artes Performativas, Porto, Portugal.