Performance Art is about nudity Series
       
     
  SEDUCING THE AUDIENCE
       
     
  WARLOK
       
     
  TRICKSTER
       
     
  SNOB
       
     
  ARTIST OF THE MOMENT
       
     
  BLASE
       
     
  SO LATIN
       
     
  AMERICAN
       
     
  STARVING ARTIST
       
     
  OPORTUNIST
       
     
  BEGGAR
       
     
  TWAT
       
     
  MALE WHORE
       
     
  APPLAUSES 
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
Performance Art is about nudity Series
       
     
Performance Art is about nudity Series

MOVEMENT No. 2 EGO(S)TRIP

Solo Performance. Approx. 45 min

2011

Made during the exhibition of ending of the residence Ateliê Aberto # 5 at the Casa Tomada SP, Brazil. 

Taking advantage and awareness of the nudity as a recurring element in contemporary performance, Monroy do interventions that question the veracity and impossibility of such “real” nudity in front of a public. Because of that on this series the artist gives more importance to the process of how getting naked complete that in the final result emphasizing the forms, actions and behaviors needed to reach physical nakedness. Performance Art is about Nudity inhibits the shocking, dispersive and impressive capacity that the nude body use to have, shading it with excessive or too complicated tasks to complete necessary to get naked.

In Ego(s)trip the artist performs a striptease for the crowd in which several layers of clothing, consisting of about 25 shirts and 30 underwears are sensually taken off. Each of these clothes items has stamped one or two words that Monroy considers define his practice and his person. Among the adjectives prints are: warlock, amateur, snob, blasé, artist of the moment, horny, sassy, too Latin American, opportunistic, poor attraction, wasteful, idiot, starving, without shame, swindler, empty, pothead and male whore.

  SEDUCING THE AUDIENCE
       
     

SEDUCING THE AUDIENCE

  WARLOK
       
     

WARLOK

  TRICKSTER
       
     

TRICKSTER

  SNOB
       
     

SNOB

  ARTIST OF THE MOMENT
       
     

ARTIST OF THE MOMENT

  BLASE
       
     

BLASE

  SO LATIN
       
     

SO LATIN

  AMERICAN
       
     

AMERICAN

  STARVING ARTIST
       
     

STARVING ARTIST

  OPORTUNIST
       
     

OPORTUNIST

  BEGGAR
       
     

BEGGAR

  TWAT
       
     

TWAT

  MALE WHORE
       
     

MALE WHORE

  APPLAUSES 
       
     

APPLAUSES 

       
     
Performance Art is about Nudity Movement No. 3 Ego(S)Trip at A Casa Tomada

In Ego(s)trip the artist performs a striptease for the crowd in which several layers of clothing, consisting of about 25 shirts and 30 underwears are sensually taken off. Each of these clothes items has stamped one or two words that Monroy considers define his practice and his person. Among the adjectives prints are: warlock, amateur, snob, blasé, artist of the moment, horny, sassy, too Latin American, opportunistic, poor attraction, wasteful, idiot, starving, without shame, swindler, empty, pothead and male whore.

       
     
Performance Art is about Nudity Movement No. 1 Beat the latin bit!

Video in Stop Motion 4 min 07 s

2014

Dancing a merengue version of Michael Jackson’s Beat It, Monroy makes a last endless striptease of underwear. Approximately 70 briefs and panties are removed from the artist's body in a continuous action that only finishes when the music ends, condition that avoid the artist total nakedness in front of the camera. The production was one of the five finalists at the Mostra 3M Canções de Amor, exhibit that took place at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo City on 2014.

       
     
Performance Art is about Nudity. Movement No.2 Arte(é)fato

Solo Performance.

Duration Approx. 10 minutes

2011

In this performance the artist do a second striptease for the audience. While playing Chega mais chega of the Brazilian singer Rita Lee, Monroy removed his underwear, socks, laces and t-shirt without removing outer clothing like jacket or pants. The action is so difficult that the artist is forced to seek help from the viewers to pull his briefs and socks without tearing them apart or taking out his pants, trying to avoid as much as possible get completely naked. At the end Monroy shows the viewers that his underwear is printed with the word art(é)fato – art(is)fact) – and installs the clothing he has taken out on the surface where the action was performed, leaving them as traces of the event. During the performance the artist tries to continually recite the Tiago Cardoso’s poem art(é)fato.