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Juliao Sarmento

Photos by Lance Gerber

Photos by Lance Gerber


Best known for his paintings Juliao Sarmento recreates the intimacy and sexual tension found in this more familiar body of work in Cometa a piece first performed in 2009.

The performance, which takes place in a hotel room, is designed to be witnessed by one person at a time.
Set to original music specially composed by Portuguese musician Paulo Furtado, otherwise known as The Legendary Tigerman, is a study of the longings, desire and discomfort that attends the close encounter of strangers.

Title: Cometa
Location: Desert Lodge, 1177 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
33.807139, -116.546389

Performances from Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2017.

Desert X 2017 is permanetly closed. The artworks have been removed.