2020 CHIMAERA
video art   


2020


Colour, sound

Aspect ratio 16:9

Loop, 5 min 50 sec

< by > Miguel C. Tavares & José Alberto Gomes

< video > Miguel C. Tavares

< sound > José Alberto Gomes

< motion design graphics > João Parra

The word ‘chimaera’ came to signify not just a hybrid animal but anything that seemed to be impossible or a figment of our imagination.


In ancient greek stories, ‘chimaera' is a creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a snake’s tail. In biology, it’s an organism, a living thing, that contains a mixture of genetically different tissues. It also can mean an impossible idea or hope.


In the first months of 2020 more than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, were asked or ordered to stay at home by their governments to contain the spread of the covi-19 virus.


This ‘chimaera’ of speech, narratives, faces, expressions and realities is the result of the illusion of contacting with a common interlocutor, apparently real and original, that lives permanently in a common interface, a distant and artificial reality.