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CC3-Maileryn. Quasi Cinema (Block-Experiment in Cosmococa-Program in Progress), 1973

Installation, Dimensions variables
In New York during the 1970s, the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, together with the filmmaker Neville Almeida, conceived several projects entitled Quasi-Cinemas, a series of projections-performances such as Block Experiments in Cosmococa – Programme in Progress (1973). The Cosmococas, numbered CC1 to CC9, are complex environments including synchronised projections with very elaborate sound tracks and specific decoration. Famous figures are projected with lines of cocaine traced over them. Cocaine dust takes form and modifies the image like make-up or a mask. Oiticica calls them ‘pleasure games’ and a ‘farce’. Using Pop culture, Latin and American music and cocaine, Oiticica offers the vision of a metabolised globalisation.

Technical details

Original title:
CC3-Maileryn. Quasi Cinema (Block-Experiment in Cosmococa-Program in Progress)
Registration number:
2498
Artist:
Oiticica, Hélio - d'Almeida, Neville
Date created:
1973
Date acquired:
2004
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
5 slide projections, sound, sand, balloons and sound recording
Dimensions:
Dimensions variables
Edition number:
Ed.1/1 + 2 P.A.
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© Projeto Hélio Oiticica / Neville Almeida
It has accessibility resources:
No

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Helio Oiticica & Neville d'Almeida "CC3-Maileryn. Quasi Cinema. (Block-Experiments in Cosmococa-Program in Progress)", 1973
Helio Oiticica & Neville d'Almeida "CC3-Maileryn. Quasi Cinema. (Block-Experiments in Cosmococa-Program in Progress)", 1973

Audios

Son[i]a #172 Max Jorge Hinderer about "Cosmococa"
21.02.2013
The essence of the fragment and the module resonates deeply in my work.
Pep Agut