Tales Frey

Proximity (2013)


Tales Frey, Proximity. Performance art showed in Lublin, Poland. October 2013. Photo by Artur Dowgird


On the date of my 31º age celebration, I used my body as a symbolic field to convert signs that marked the “rite of passage” of my birthday to announce my proximity to my death.

From the celebrated new year of life, I collected the announcement of my death.

The performance explains the celebration of a skeptical youth, obsessed with consumption of what is elusive, but full of enthusiasm, connected with the old age, wedded with the metaphysical faith for fear of a cruel denouement in a vacuum.

The contradiction emphasizes two ideas coming from the same date, when we celebrate one more year of life and regret the time it leads to death.




[2016] Memento Mori. SESC Sorocaba, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.

[2016] Memento Mori. SESC Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil.

[2015] Memento Mori. SESC Santos, Santos, Brazil.

[2015] Performapa. SESC Ipiranga, São Paulo, Brazil.

[2015] SESC Santana. São Paulo, Brazil.

[2015] 83º Birthday of Municipal Theatre Rivoli. Porto, Portugal.

[2014] p.ARTE – Mostra de Performance Art. Curitiba, Brazil.

[2014] Corpo Hospedeiro. SESC Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.

[2014] Performance. SESC Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil.

[2013] Performance Platform Lublin 2013. Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland.

[2013] Colletive Exhibition Moda e Religiosidade em Registros Corporais. Organization by Da Mata. Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal.



[2016] Memento Mori. Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal.

[2015] Mostra Performance em Encontro. Curator: Cássio Quitério. SESC Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil.

[2015] Collective Exhibition Cemetery of the Fish – Death and Magic in the Visual Arts. Curated by Francilins. Cemitério do Peixe, Conceição do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

[2013] ZOOM Cultural Association, Barcelos, Portugal.



Concept/Direct/Performer: Tales Frey | Action length: about 3 hours


Tales Frey, Proximity. Performance art realized in Guimaraes, Portugal. June 2013. Photo by Hilda de Paulo, 100 x 56,2 cm. Edition: 5 + 2 P.A.


Tales Frey, Proximity, 2013. Video, 2’39”. Edition: 5 + 2 P.A.


Tales Frey, Proximity, 2013. Video, 1’58”


Tales Frey, Proximity, 2015. Video, 1’17”