Aboutlison Jacques Gallery is delighted to present Cosmococa Programa in Progress - Quasi-Cinema CC1 Trashiscapes, a participatory installation of slides, sound and objects by the key Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937?1980), in collaboration with the filmmaker Neville D?Almeida (1941?). A series of photographs from CC1 Trashiscapes will also be exhibited alongside the installation in the second space of the gallery. This exhibition is timed to coincide with a retrospective of Oiticica?s earlier work (until 1970), Hélio Oiticica: The Body of Colour, opening at Tate Modern on June 6.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1937, Hélio Oiticica became known in the late 50s and 60s for his colour and spatial works, as well as installation and performance works such as the penetrables and parangolés. After moving to New York in 1971, he began incorporating elements from film and theatre to create the environments that he would dub ?quasi-cinemas.? Neville D?Almeida was born in Belo Horizonte in 1941 and is one of Brazil?s most influential filmmakers. He has written, directed and produced over 50 feature, short and experimental films.