Tales Frey

45 Pairless Foot (2020-)

 

Tales Frey, 45 Pairless Foot – Variant I, 2020. Sculpture, 9 meters

[Exhibition Between Tension And Delirium. Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal, 2021.]

 

It is in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and a consequent financial crisis – coinciding with a greater understanding of the era of depletion of natural resources – that the sculpture Pé 45 sem Par is created. It is a piece made of papier-mache from materials found in urban waste, with the addition of a mixture of glue, plaster and paint in very little quantity.

The work mixes shapes, textures, dimensions, weight or lightness that we perceive as masculine or feminine, presenting the representation of a hybrid physicality that can be positioned in different ways.

 

Tales Frey, 45 Pairless Foot, 2020. Sculpture, 3 meters

[Exhibition Meat Indicator. Galeria Ocupa, Porto, Portugal, 2020.]

 

(…) The sculpture “45 Pairless Foot” [“Pé 45 Sem Par”] brings a dialogue between opposing elements that compose a single body, through the binary contrast and gender neutrality. Positioned as a creative instrument of body art, the structure comprehends representations; the shape of the muscles of the “male” legs evokes a feeling of heaviness, opposed to the “female” shoes, both are blended with the light paper machè used to sculpt the open legs. The two extremities of the body member go through possibilities of expressing identities and reproductions, which readjust to the concepts of a single body, including the allusion of the decomposed dance position (…).

— Estefânia Tumenas, trecho de texto curatorial da exposição Entre a Tensão e o Delírio, ocorrida no CAAA Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal, 2021.

 

HISTORIC

[2020] Individual exhibition Between Tension and DeliriumCAAA Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal.

[2020] Individual exhibition Meat Indicators. Galeria Ocupa, Porto, Portugal, 2020.

 

Manipulation tests with the sculpture still in process during an artistic residency held in December 2020 at CAAA – Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal