THE DESIRE PROJECT (2015- 2016)
Grada Kilomba, The Desire Project, 2015- 2016, three-channel video installation, HD, sound, 2’46”, in loop, two printed impressions, and a shrine installation (beads, candles, bowl with coffee, smoking pipe, glass of water, flower, wooden stools). Credits: Music by Moses Leo. Commissioned by the 32. Bienal de São Paulo.
“Finally, more radically, the Portuguese Grada Kilomba presents three short videos of single texts. (…) That was my main discovery at this Biennial of São Paulo, the most powerful and the most compelling.” – LE MONDE
“(…) probably the strongest work of art in this Bienal of São Paulo. Grada’s speech beats like a drum and cuts like a knife.” – Uniquevisitors
“The rhythmic beat is also a prominent feature of Grada Kilomba’s moving installation The Desire Project (2015-16)” – ART-AGENDA
*Images: Grada Kilomba, The Desire Project, 2015-2016. Installation Views: (1) at MAAT, Lisbon, 2017, Photo by Bruno Lopes; (2) Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, 2018, Photo by Anthea Pokroy; (3) The Power Plant, Toronto, 2018, Photo Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy of the Artist.
VIDEO FIRST DRAFT, ACT III:
GRADA KILOMBA, THE DESIRE PROJECT, ACT III, WHILE I WRITE
VIDEO THE MAKING OF… CONVERSATION:
KOSMOS² LABOR#10 VIDEO INSTALLATION, STUDIO R, MAXIM GORKI THEATRE, BERLIN