Performance Art by Daniel Valentim based on archaic religious rituals.
Presented within the Joka Klubi's "Off Art Talent Show".
At W139, Amsterdam NL
May 19th 2012
Audio by Rik Mohlmann and Daniel Valentim
Camera by Aldwin van de Ven
Santa Teresa is a neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro known for its bohemian life as well as for its misery and its criminality. The intervention this time is not by the police firing machine guns as usual, but by big red lips projected from the inside…
In my general work I deal with questions concerning the value and the role of the image today, the relationship between the private and the public, the observer and the observed, the way society deals with technological mediation such as live-video, with social interaction, dialogue and confrontation.
My performances reflect on the state of contemporary technology - how live-video mediation transforms our way of perceiving and communicating - whilst at the same time confronting individuals in a new and expanded social space.