Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds is a scientific statement and proposition of intent. It forms the starting point for a cycle that explores itinerancy as a mode of practice, an experiment that can be both subtle and fierce. For each edition of the cycle, materials are selected for a screening, into which two artists are invited to intervene using sound, image, installation, performance... How these interventions play out cannot be foreseen. Still, as the moth that hovers for an instant over the bird, everything subsequently disappears, moments of cross-contamination that vanish without trace.
For the seventh edition artists Marcelo Felix and Nina Fraser have chosen to subvert the usual format of the cycle, this time using text and experiments in frottage to create the short film.
Immersive installation (17.00 minutes)
Text/curator: Isobel Atacus
Invited Artists: Marcelo Felix, Nina Fraser
Venue: Zaratan Contemporary Art
26 February 2022, 18:00
Support: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
»s/titulo (folhas de inverno) II (2022)
japanese rice paper, beeswax,
national geographic ink
165 x 104 cm