Tales Frey

Soulless Reciprocity (2010)

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity. Performance art showed in Porto, Portugal. May 2015. Photo by Patrícia Barbosa/ Espaço MIRA. Installation with 6 mirrors, 60 x 40 cm each

 

Soulless Reciprocity is an art performance and consists in a group of artists kissing some mirrors for 1 hour. The framed mirrors are placed along the sidewalk or in the white gallery, the place variants. Women wear looks that are considered menswear while men wear looks considered female clothes.

This performance establishes a link between him and her, her and her, him and him, breaking taboos regarding the social role of the person as to their gender, that in this action is presented with a multiple character through the act of kissing the own image conventionally subverted.

Naturally, this action carries the myth of Narcissus to a new context, not only about the concept of worshiping the own image, but understanding the complexity of the multifaceted person, filled with a lot of instincts and desires.

This work belongs to the sequence The Kiss, held in Rio de Janeiro, which originated a second version in that city. This creation has triggered the development of The Other Asphalt Kiss and after Soulless Reciprocity both held in Oporto – Portugal.

The position of the mouth on the mirror seems to form a powerful sound box, and the sound of the kiss is surprisingly high and can be noticed even in the video that recorded the action.

 

CREDITS

Conception by Tales Frey | Invited performers: Ana Brito, Ana Santos, Ana Tarrinho, Angelina Nogueira, B., Cláudia Daiane, Gabriel Souza, Genival Miranda, Helena Ferreira, Hilda de Paulo, Isabela Mardin, Isabele Contarin, Joana Lleys, João D. Marquês, Lizi Menezes, Luísa Rosas, Maiara Fabrizia, Mailson Mota, Mariana Madeira, Miguel Ambrizzi, Mvinni, Naju Conde, Nuno Olivieri, Paula Guedes, Priscilla Davanzo, Ricardo Braga, Stefanie Santana, Thales Maniezzo, Valdívia Tolentino and Yara Maria | Duration: 60 minutos | Year of the creation: 2010

 

HISTORIC

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[2018] SENAC Catanduva, Catanduva-SP, Brazil.

[2015] Exhibition (Tra)vestir um fa(c)to. Curated by José Maia. Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal.

[2012] XII FLUP Art History Week. Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

[2011] Exhibition Love me. Curated by Teresa Melo. Mercado Negro – Cultural Intervention Space, Aveiro, Portugal.

[2010] Alma da Rua 2010. Lomographic Embassy, Porto, Portugal.

 

AS VIDEO, INSTALLATION AND/OR PHOTO

[2016] Exhibition In State of War. Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente TAGV, Coimbra, Portugal.

[2015] Exhibition (Tra)vestir um Fa(c)to. Curated by José Maia. Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal.

[2015] Exhibition Kiss me. SESC Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto-SP, Brazil.

[2014] Exhibition Fashion and Religiosity in Body Marks. SESC Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto-SP, Brazil.

[2014] Exhibition Fashion and Religiosity in Body Marks. SESC Campinas, Campinas-SP, Brazil.

[2013] Exhibition Fashion and Religiosity in Body Marks. Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal.

[2013] Exhibition Kiss me. IV Festival de Formas Poéticas, Estação Cultura, Catanduva-SP, Brazil.

[2012] Feminist Studies Colloquium: The Future of the Past. Colloquium for postgraduate studies in Feminist Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

[2011] Direct Action 2011. Institut Für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, German.

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity, 2015. Video, 1’13”

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity. Performance art showed in Porto, Portugal. April 2012. Photos by Hilda de Paulo

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity. Performance art showed in Porto, Portugal. July 2010. Photo by Suianni Macedo

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity. Performance performed in Porto, Portugal. July 2010. Photographs by Hilda de Paulo

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity. Performance performed in Porto, Portugal. July 2010. Photographs by Hilda de Paulo

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity, 2010. Video, 4’13”. Edition: 5 + 2 P.A.

 

Tales Frey, Soulless Reciprocity – Installation, 2013. Matrimonial costumes, mirror and lipstick, varied dimensions. Photographs by Ana Paola Frey and Nathália Mello