Best known for his paintings, Julião 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.
Palm Springs, California, USA
Desert X 2017
Performances ran from Feb. 21 – Feb. 26, 2017.