Although “Western History” tells us that during the Renaissance, classical culture served as a key reference for the West as it entered a period of anthropocentrism, classical mythology, also constitutes a universe of miscegenation between the human and the non-human. “Forms changed into new bodies.” This is the essence of Ovid’s Metamorphoses: about 250 short stories about transmutations of human beings and superhuman creatures – gods, nymphs, satyrs, monsters – into other beings, as well as “into stones, fountains, rivers, stars and many other things”, to tell the History of the World.
mala voadora draws inspiration from Ovid’s Metamorphoses to recreate the History of the World through a set of painted bodies – figures of nature that are simultaneously human and abstract, present and fictional, recognisable and transcendent. An ode to the instability of forms.
In collaboration with mala voadora