Livraria Zé dos Bois presents Joie de Vivre, Gil Ferrão’s artistic intervention project. Trying to test the performative potential of each object, Gil Ferrão presents a series of works that lead to interaction through intuitive gesture, inserting the public in the process of metamorphosis of the works activated by movement and thought of each person.
Through the appropriation of recognizable objects, the artist seeks to establish a close connection with the public and with the exhibition context, rethinking what surrounds us, alluding to an experience of collective memory. His work is thus situated in a limbo, between the conscious and the unconscious, exploring the relationships between the physical and material and the imaginary and the oneiric.
The works roll, unroll, spin, scratch, draw. Or they sway, dive, rise, fall. My work resembles a reflection, extension, or catalyst of the performer’s thought. The intuition of our gesture leads to the interaction between our body, thought, and the work. We need to be connected to the earth. To engage, as humans, with our body. We lose our mobility, our will, our experience, and our freedom.