desbunde: debauchery: exile: naïve: vulgar: archaic: fragile: close: intimate: common: to build a physicality starting from the cu, the anal orifice: the ass’s epistemology at play: parody: three basic grounds: learn that the hole exists: learn to go towards the hole: learn from and with the hole.
60 min | + 18. Contains nudity.
andrez lean ghizze
teresa moura neves
Littlemonkeys was conceived by Caio, Mavi Veloso and Yang Dallas during an artistic residency at Núcleo do Dirceu in Teresina (PI). The project was born in 2011 as an intervention on the Piauí Museum. There were also some developments in 2013 during the Jardim Equatorial Art Residence at COMO-clube, in São Paulo (SP). In 2014, Littlemonkeys was performed inside the installation Modelo Vivo at Galeria Vermelho during the 10th edition of VERBO Performance Festival, following an invitation of Fabio Morais; that same year, it took part on the 22nd Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade at Centro Cultural Säo Paulo, setting a new record of attendance over the festival’s 22 years of existence.
The work gained notoriety and surprising media repercussion from unexpected viral sharing online – content available at http://themacaquinhos.tumblr.com/. There are thousands of comments and discussions on national and international websites, institutional profiles on Facebook, quotes on TV shows, websites and blogs, and over a million views of one of the official videos on Vimeo. In 2015, Littlemonkeys was presented at Mostra Sesc Cariri de Culturas at Juazeiro do Norte (CE). This presentation generated a second wave of viral discussions on the internet, this time on a complaint intent, questioning the legitimacy of public cultural funding, which in contrast brought along manifestations of several media profiles in support of artistic events boosting discussions on archaic taboos related to body, nudity, cultural productivity, etc.
Five other presentations were held in the cities of Hamburg and Frankfurt in 2016, part of the Projeto Brasil festival in Germany. We also elaborated a performance-lecture by Mousonturm’s invitation to debate with others renowned artists from the festival. On the same year, Littlemonkeys was also performed at Barroquinha, an ancient church turned into cultural space, as part of the IC10 – Encontro de artes at Salvador (BA); the full performance video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/183322599 (password: macasalvador). Presented in 2017 at Wien Festwochen and Lote in São Paulo. Four presentations were held at KunstenFestivaldesArts in Brussels, in May 2018.
Brazilian artists and public art institutions are recently facing a wave of right-wing protests across the country. Conservative forces are attacking culture, depicting public funded art as something that has to please or represent the majority, while new censorship laws and legislations that may restrict artistic freedom are discussed.
"Art & Populism – Brazilian arts under attack", theme discussed at Kunsten FestivalDesArts 2018
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DANIEL LIE + MACAQUINHOS
kampnagel, frankfurt, 2016
Also made part of this project: Ana Carolina Pires, Alzira Incendiaria, Carolina Castanho, Gui Godoy, Serguei Dias, Mavi Veloso, Rafael Amambahy, Yang Dallas, Yuri Tripodi.
Thanks to: Núcleo do Dirceu, COMO_clube, Fabio Morais, Casa Amarela, Gustavo Saulle, Casa do Povo, Casa da Luz, Lote.