(2011) URU-KU as disciplinas esquecidas / URU-KU the forgotten disciplines
by Josely Carvalho
URU-KU, the forgotten disciplines, a video installation, consists of 750 branches dipped in glue and urucum, a firing red condiment powder used in most dishes in Brazil. Besides its characteristic smell, this deep red powder is in use around the world as a substitute for the carcinogenic red dye. In this installation, the produced artificial smell of nest used in Nidus Vitreo was substituted by the natural smell of urucum that unexpectedly impregnated the branches and the whole exhibit space. The video I can’t smell him, is projected on a large wall behind the branches installation.