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The three-channel video installation Proposal for a Porn Company, by Mahmoud Khaled, works with the universe explored by porn video production company MEN AT PLAY, which specializes in erotic storylines featuring male characters from the corporate and business world. Set in the city of São Paulo, where the artist undertook a residency at Casa Tomada, the videos seek out urban locations that could serve as settings for a hypothetical film by the company. The audience may recognize places such as Conjunto Nacional, Avenida Paulista, Congonhas Airport or the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture. The scenes are interspersed with audio and video excerpts from MEN AT PLAY films, which unfold and deconstruct the narrative structure of a porn production.
© Photo: Courtesy of Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Photographer: Carolina Camara
Projects by Cláudio Bueno (Brazil) and Mahmoud Khaled (Egypt), exhibited with their reference works from the Videobrasil Collection. Galpão VB, São Paulo. 20 Feb. - 19 March 2016.