Tunga: Laminated Souls
With a text by Marie-Laure Bernadac and a conversation between Beverly Adams and Tunga

Hardcover with dust jacket and a poster
22 x 28 cm
136 pages
103 color illustrations
Text in English
ISBN 978-3-935567-41-1
50.00 Euro


As Tunga reveals in conversation with Beverly Adams, a performance to him is an opportunity to explore an installation piece. In 2006, he installed Laminated Souls – a “hyper-symmetrical” laboratory, in which systemization and metamorphosis interlock – in three rooms at the Botanical Gardens in Rio de Janeiro, and there he realized a performance with two scientists, flies, frogs, and a host of performers. The artist went on to create related sculptures and exhibited the original installation at P.S.1 in 2007. The book traces the evolution of Laminated Souls in detail, and by juxtaposing research and results it gets under the skin of this work complex.

In collaboration with Luhring Augustine, New York, and Galeria Millan, São Paulo