One thing that keep happening with me is that when I travel I use to forget the electricity plug adaptor and I end up having to buy a new one or to "borrow" from someone. From all those souvenirs I made small sculptures. Each sculpture is composed by parts of the same set of adaptors and should be assembled following instructions given by the artist.  

Those adaptors sculptures are also a tribute to GAMBIARRA. I grew up surrounded by gambiarras in my house. Electric improvisations to make things work a bit more. The lack of electricity plugs stimulated the usage of many adaptors to turn on as many electronic devices as possible. It was always exiting to see if it was going to work at all. The word “gambiarra”, in portuguese is related with the idea of improvisation. It is the act of building an improvised solution. The practice of gambiarra always involve an alternative intervention, which can be defined as a re appropriation of the material: a way to use or make an object, through customisation, improvisation, adjustment and transformation.

Mixed media. Various sizes depending on the configuration.

Year: 2012