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GLASSOFWATERFORACELLO

Nuno Ramos

Cidade Matarazzo

Cidade Matarazzo

Reflecting on the anthropological concept of the gift —exchange of objects of symbolic rather than economic value—a large construction occupies the exhibition space, set to a short-film entitled COPOD’ÁGUAPORVIOLONCELO [GLASSOFWATERFORACELLO]. The whole installation literally hinges on this exchange, which takes place in three forms: sculpture, video, and a replica. In the accompanying film, a glass of water is exchanged for a cello (a girl makes the swap) as a sort of sacrifice. The sculpture consists of the skeleton of a boat’s bow and port-side gunwale with a cello balancing on one end and a glass of water on the other. The work is structured as a scales of sorts with a central support for the beam.

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  • Title: GLASSOFWATERFORACELLO
  • Creator: Nuno Ramos
  • Date: 2014/2014
  • Provenance: Images © Ding Musa; thanks to Fundação Iberê Camargo
  • Type: installation

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