Super-Ego (Das Über-Ich)

Heracles Contemporary Tasks


A contemporary reinterpretation of the 12 Labours of Heracles.
The construction of a new myth.


# 01 Slay the Nemean Lion
Tractatus Logico-Cubicus

# 02 Slay the Lernaean Hydra
Les Statues Meurent Aussi (after Chris Marker/Alain Resnais)

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Les statues meurent aussi (after Chris Marker/Alan Resnais), 2001/2017
Head of a limestone public sculpture, book about sculpture, bronze globe and documentation
Variable dimensions

# 03 Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis
Praxis: Monument for a Social Dissertation

# 04 Capture the Erymanthian Boar
The Fourth-Wall

# 05 Clean the Augean Stables in a Day
(The Untitled)

# 06 Slay the Stymphalian Birds
Cultural Hegemony (after A. Gramsci)

# 07 Capture the Cretan Bull
The (Great) Great Cube, 2012

A sectioned dilapidation of a stone quarry until it acquires the shape of a cube.

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The (great) great cube, 2012.
Model, sketches and documentation.
Variable dimensions

# 08 Steal the Mares of Diomedes
Afrontamentos I
BlondeA non-sterile painting

Afrontamentos II
It wasn’t art before it was design… It isn’t design now it is art

Afrontamentos III
FuriousL’esprit de l’escalier

Afrontamentos IV
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Exercices de style, or… Copia: Foundations of the abundant style, 2012
Chinese ink on printed fine art paper
19 sheets with 21×29,5 cm

# 09 Obtain the Girddle of Hippolyta
WTF! – Work Towards Fairness! (An homage to Aristides de Sousa Mendes), 2012/2016

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WTF! – Work Towards Fairness! (an homage to Aristides de Sousa Mendes), 2012/16
Aluminium box, acrylic glass, wires, blacklight, EU flag and body fluids
120x60x12 cm

# 10 Obtain the Cattle of Geryon
Il Gattopardo (after G.Tomasi di Lampedusa), 2013

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Il Gattopardo (after G.Tomasi di Lampedusa), 2013
Typewriter text on fine art paper
21×29,5 cm

# 11 Steal the Apples of Hesperides
The Merchant of Venice, 2013

The Merchant of Venice is an installation and performance composed by an improvised market post selling rubble by kilograms.

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Fragment of The Merchant of Venice, Alcobaça’s Biennial of Experimental Art, 2015.
Performance and mixed-media installation.
Variable dimensions.

# 12 Capture and Bring Back Cerberus
Aletheia! Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (after Harald Szeeman), 2009/Ongoing