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Anna Costa e Silva’s "Tamagotchi_balé" opens May 6th at Centro Cultural Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro

Exhibition shows works produced by the artist during the Terremoto Ubisoft residency and features collaborations with artist Darks Miranda and performers Carol Luísa, Dani Câmara, Dora Selva, Dual, Maria Clara Contrucci and Manuela Libman.

From May 6 to June 3, 2023
Rua Luís de Camões, Prç. Tiradentes, 68,
Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20051-020, Brasil

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Tamagotchi_balé is an immersive installation on a dark space, composed of 4 videos, sculptures, drawings and spoken words, that follows a mash up logic, combining archival footage from the 1990/2000’s, Ubisoft video games, a choreography between between two digital beings, 3D scenarios and false coding experiences, choreographies in zoom, images shot in Atafona and others. Anna invited a group of female performers to explore these narratives and bring them to the body, so that the stories would exit a rational place and become gestures, movements, images. She also invited artist Darks Miranda, a tropical pastelão entity, who created a series of new sculptures that establish a dialogue with the videos. The impression is that the sculptures have come from another time-space, maybe one that exists in the videos and there are no hierarchies between the digital and the material narratives.

The central video of the exhibition is a 28 min video essay, featuring Maria Clara Contrucci, Manuela Libman and Dani Camara, performers and co-authors of the texts. The work shows two women trying to establish a virtual relationship, interspersed with archival advertising images from the 1990s-2000s, brand new 3D creations, choreographies recorded on zoom, images of Atafona and video games, in a narrative-affective collage that begins in Tamagotchis until it reaches the Lamda chatbot.

Three more videos complete the installation. One features Dora Selva, pregnant, performing a pelvic dance among the ruins of Atafona; another features Dani Camara, an avatar who announces the relational apocalypse, transforming the words of Byung Chul-Han, Jonathan Crary, Liv Stromquist, among others, into a pop-electronic music video; and, finally, one with Carolina Luísa, also in Atafona, reading a poem of her own, “Loving is a political act”. This video exists inside one of Darks Miranda’s sculptures.


Anna Costa e Silva (1988, Rio de Janeiro)’s practice derives from constructed situations between people, and proposes reformulations of social and affective constructs based on listening processes. Since 2012, she has been researching the state of encounters as a driving force for the creation of her works, living in a constant artlife experiment. She sleeps at strangers’ houses to talk before going to sleep, offers company, proposes encounters in places of consume, such as malls and airports, listens to dreams and recreates them in 3D, etc. Her projects take place at the intersections between visual arts, cinema, performance and relational practices. And materialize, or not, in installations, films, sounds or ephemeral situations.

Darks Miranda

A multidisciplinary artist whose work includes experimental cinema and sculpture, Darks Miranda (Fortaleza, 1985) is a porous figure. Taking Carmen Miranda and her symbolic universe of exoticism and the traversals of pop culture as her primary reference, Darks proposes inversions and tensions that blur this crystallized imaginary, thus being its double and its reverse.
In her video works, Darks makes use of archival footage, entangled in a precise editing process that plays with overlap and excess, creating compositions and visual universes in a middle ground between fiction and performed reality. In her sculptural work, the archeological nature is amplified, as well as the sensation of inhabiting a parallel dimension: scenographic landscapes are populated by beings forged in synthetic materials of latex, resin, plastics, pigments, and spray paint.


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Founded in 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, by Gabriela Davies and Maíra Marques, Comadre works in a nomadic way, without a fixed headquarters and with activities that take place in urban, rural and digital places, seeking to rethink the place of art.


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