Prayer Lil’ Mum

Prayer Lil’ Mum
Mavi Veloso

Video maker: Thiemi Higashi

Thanks to
Arti et Amicitiae
Barbara van Ittersum

Camera assistant Menno Leeuwerink

Vídeo part of project #iwannamakerevolution
A master research at Sandberg Instituut
With support of ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes

Quase Show

*photo made with fragments of scanners from photoperformance series fingerprints / #iwannamakerevolution project

almost music, almost performance, it’s almost show. Almost human, almost pervert, almost in love, almost a happy soul. The woman to come, the male between, transgressive asshole, caressing us all. Two thousand sixteen, two thousand seventeen, the man and machine, the cyber to grow.
Almost testo almost show almost cunt almost vagina almost feet almost my head almost nude almost my name if i am gone almost come back know not to say if should i stay i’m getting hungry stand up still and lie down back I’ll speak a silly word know not to say if should i go know not to say if should i stay if should i stay if should i stay I’mma stand still i’ll open fridge I get a pan know not to cook almost a day almost a night i’m getting sick hey Mary Jay where’s Sister Kay i hear your sound thanks for the words I’m almost sick almost with bombs up on my head I’ll have some tea and almost sleep tomorrow I’ll see you almost morning almost day know not to say if should I stay if should i go if should i stay if i am gone almost come back if i go home i’ll show my way know not to say if should i go if i’ll be back i’ll never say


Quase Show is a musical performance intertwining dance theater sketches (scores for these actions are constantly being generated, see here some: iwmr book) with original tracks and some covers (Grace Jones, Hercules & Love Affair, Jessica 6, Mark Ronson & Business Intl etc).

It is a research idealized with Caio and Mavi during coffee and cigarette conversations in Brussels. Later joined by Gabi Vanzetta and Maria Tereza Próspero in São Paulo. Now Mavi assumes temporarily some solo constructions, personal narratives, incursions and experiments.

Quase in portuguese stands to almost. We start to sing without knowing how to make music, to make fiction and to tell the truth. It’s about learning while doing. While we almost exist in a normative society, full of systems to control we shout to produce vibration, vibrating body (Suely Rolnik/Lygia Clark). We appropriate other’s voices, listening and miming to gain and give voice. It comes with the desire to speak out. It comes as statement and as manifest, an anthropophagic, transphagic (re)action. It comes from personal experience and observation of contexts. It talks about marginal, stranger, foreigner, trans, queer bodies and the displacements of it. And the replacements of it.