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Technology carefully used by different indigenous communities with a wide variety of purposes, fire has been utilized to prepare land for planting, to attract animals for hunting and to communicate with good spirits. Here, in a free interpretation of the manipulation of burnings, the artist tries to control the flame by establishing a game of trust between power and desire. In the performance, the childish play of handling time and pain suggests love, inscribed in the artist's own hand, as a method to alert society about the excesses authorized by the political and economic model we are experiencing today. Whom or what would you stand in the fire for?   

O Fogo | 2019 
Video
Video-editor: Gabriela Noujaim
Duration: 2’10”
Edition: 1/2 + 1 PA