PATRíCIA OLIVEIRA – Somos Sísifo (We are Sisyphus)

About This Project

This project refers to the myth of Sisyphus, an allusion to the daily routine, to the Individual’s effort in climbing up the metaphorical mountain, which is represented in this work by ladder.

While the sound of the hornpipe sets the rhythm, the slow rhythm of time, Patrícia Oliveira repeatedly fills up the pork entrails with clay, placing them progressively up the ladder, in a fragile structuring balance, as praying mode. Yet, these entrails gradually shape up and gain stability.

Conceptually, this work addresses the issues of cycle and repetition, as well as the attempt to materialize the emptiness, as a praise to the Individual who does not give up.


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