A passagem tensa dos corpos [The tense passage of the bodies]

"Nobody lives without a 'good one dead body' - says the narrator. The human feelings, individual and collective, leans on in the loss - or in her prominence -, and every city is founded over a collection of existence sacrificied. However, it's necessary to move the cadavers away from the view, maintaining them secret and buried as inert matter or memory. On the solid ground of the buried death, it's constructed faiths, loves and the civilization itself. (...)"

Trovão [Thunder] - Carlos de Brito e Mello - was born in Belo Horizonte, 1974. He is Master in Social Communication, academical teacher and researcher. He integrates Xepa Collective and also published the book of stories O cadáver ri dos seus despojos [The cadaver laughs at its leftoverses] (Scriptum, 2007).


CAMISA-DE-FORÇA [Straitjacket]: action in progress/intervention (2008-9)

Collaborative project started in 2008 May. The first piece was created and made by Margarita Heredia (Unquillo, Argentina) in 2008 August. That first straitjacket is integral part of Xepa’s installation/intervention in Ciclo de Confluências Idéias de Imagem, acomplished in 2009 March - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

(Images: photo essay - V.Gandra y M.Márquez, 2009 March, Unquillo, Argentina)


Action 2006: SOBRE AS ÁGUAS [On the waters] (Marcelino Peixoto)

Action accomplished in Boullevard Arrudas's construction site, at the center of Belo Horizonte city, during the workshop Pintura Além da Pintura [Painting beyond Painting] (CEIA - Center of Experimentation and Information in Art, 2006 August).
Photos: Lísia Maria and V.Gandra

2008: watercolor / installation

Marcelino Peixoto
Work in progress - research line: transfer.
Photo: Xepa (M.P.)