This series of photographs reflects Marcelo Cidade's incessant walks or drifting through the city and his chance encounters with a certain street poetry like the Surrealists or Situationists before him. He captures incongruities or everyday simplicity and highlights their suggestive power. The composition and framing of these interventions specially emphasizes the object of interest and the humor of the context. Signs, architecture, styles, color schemes, offer the viewer a sense of place while remaining potentially universal.
Sculptural happenings like this one – a telephone cabin or some such structure entirely covered in silver tape – point to the city's perpetual mutations. The title conveys uselessness, failure, tension, in between states but also empowerment. According to the artist, this force is arrived at through persistent accumulation of noticed sensualities and a keen nearly amorous eye on one's environment.