We are remixers. We are thieves.
And then there’s natural selection.
We pick up where the last human has left it.
We are in the business of making it our own.
We are repectable thieves.
With his charismatic and provocative performances, videos, music and poetry, multimedia artist Nástio Mosquito brings a new raw voice to the contemporary arts. His work revolves around the incredible potential of language. In this compelling and visually powerful new performance he combines video, music and live performance to reinforce his eloquent anger. In a ceaseless torrent of text and images, he constantly challenges the audience to decide what they find important enough to follow.
Written by NÁSTIO MOSQUITO | Developed by NÁSTIO MOSQUITO & VIC PEREIRÓ | Project coordination for ZZZZZ Creative Projects GODELIEVE MOSQUITO | Music NÁSTIO MOSQUITO & DZZZZ Band remixed by Seiji | Video VIC PEREIRÓ
Respectable Thief is commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito, Respectable Thief, organized by Cara Manes, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA and is co-produced by Vooruit Art Centre and as part of Corpus by KW Institute for Contemporary Art with Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) and Tate Modern (London). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. www.corpus-network.org Respectable Thief is also supported by Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev), Espaço Espelho d’Agua (Lisbon)