The Actors

Pedro Barateiro


Installation, 00:11:00.

Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Flomena Soares, Lisbon.

Objects and images as subjects. That is something Barateiro addresses in his other works – lecture performances, artist books, installations, paintings and drawings – and not least in this animated film, based on a recent series of drawings in Indian ink on white paper. Technically, the animation consists of making these drawings twirl in and out of view. But the film also animates the purposely flat images of cartoonish ‘backgrounds’, ‘clowns’ or ‘pizzas’ into scenarios or characters that take on a real agency. When we watch them dance, we see them act.

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