Photo Registering of youthful rebellion at MAC.
Photocopy on paper
After getting negative answers to a series of simple requests done to the Museum of Contemporary Art MAC / USP aiming to do the final show of Monroy’s masters degree Thoughts on Re-formance, consequently forcing him to waive his right as a USP student to use the space of the institution, was done this pseudo-rebellion photo series. The sequence of images broadcast Monroy making an audacious striptease in a security blind spot inside the museum, where neither the cameras nor the guards manage to detect him or the action that took place.
The work, produced subversively inside the museum, was made in order to undermine the prohibitions and restrictions of the institution and to humorously point to the little space permissiveness in which contemporary art system has come to fall. Despite such noble intentions, none of the actual actions clearly violated the security or status quou of the institution because the artist made himself fully invisible.
Video 9 min 14 sec
The ironic, critical and pseudo rebellious nature find at the photographic series Blind Spot is repeated in this video shot in Academicals Support Center at MAC. A long shot shows the empty space till one employee of the institutions enters the space, after that the security officer asked him to shut the door of the space, because it should never be opened even thought there is void space. This video takes the angle of a surveillance camera, recording the empty space in all its indifference and rigidity capturing a clearly inflexible law order. If at the photo images of the Blind spot the artist tried to evade the surveillance camera in this video he takes the position stand by the control system.