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Tiago Valente's avatar Tiago Valente

SUR · VIV · AL “ An object or practice that has continued to exist from an earlier time“. Here and now life has shifted to a point where survival has become the priority, rather than just living. This project presents eight alter egos. These challenge the audience to reflect on unexpected scenarios of evolution and adaptation mechanisms in order to survive those new emotional, social, and cultural landscapes. While at times these realities can become oppressive, humans have developed resilience through the answers provided by their dreams, either unconscious or intentional. Since the conception of this project through its final installation in Grand Rapids, I asked people I crossed paths with to write down their dreams on a piece of wood, and shred it.Those wood chips are all mixed and hidden in this artwork. These dreams from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities have now become a unified reality.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: Variable
  • Medium: Wood, textile, mixed media
  • Width: Variable
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 3 to 6 feet