Tales Frey

For Sale: Debit Card Accepted (2009)

 

Tales Frey, For Sale: Debit Card Accepted. Performance art realized in Limeira, SP, Brazil. June 2015. Photo by Robson Trento

 

I carry a board sign saying “For Sale” on my body. But I am not for sale…

I want some money to strip, but I am not a stripper…

It’s not about prostitution. It is a strategy by who don’t have any shop to market clothes.

Everything on my body is for sale. Everything, but not my body! I wear “second hand” clothes and accessories and in each piece, there is a label stating the product’s price. I use a debit card machine on my hand

The action is marked by contradictions:

– Women’s clothes (in a heteronormative conception) in a body with mustache;

– Mistaken notion of prostitution in something that is pure clothing trade;

– Conceptual art against commercial art but doing business. 

The sound design of the video (recorded of the action) is result of a happy coincidence (serendipity). A store decided to put music on to attract customers during the event “Alma da Rua” (Soul of the street) in the city of Porto in Portugal.

 

CREDITS

Performance art by Tales Frey | Length: variable | Production: Cia. Excessos

 

HISTORIC

LIVE

[2017] Zoom Cultural Association. Barcelos, Portugal.

[2015] Action Acts II – International Performance Art and Intervention Festival. Largo da Boa Morte, Limeira, Brazil.

[2012] 26ª Feira Franca. Palácio das Artes/ Fábrica de Talentos, Porto, Portugal.

[2009] Soul of the Street 2009. Lomography Embassy, Porto, Portugal.

[2009] Jardim de São Lázaro, Porto, Portugal.

 

AS VIDEO AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHY

[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.

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

 

Tales Frey, For Sale: Debit Card Accepted. Performance art realized in Limeira, SP, Brazil. June 2015. Photos by Robson Trento

 

Tales Frey, For Sale: Debit Card Accepted. Performance art realized in Porto, Portugal. July 2009. Photos by Jorge Taveira, 33,5 x 50 cm each. Edition: 3 + 2 P.A. each

 

Tales Frey, For Sale: Debit Card Accepted. Performance art realized in Porto, Portugal. July 2012. Photos by Da Mata

 

Tales Frey, For Sale: Debit Card Accepted. Performance art realized in Porto, Portugal. July 2012. Photo by Da Mata

 

Tales Frey, For Sale: Debit Card Accepted, 2009. Video, 9’37”. Edition: 3 + 2 P.A.