Toilette dos Prazeres

Interactive installation of a powder room(toilette) in which the audience is invited to perform different female identities by putting make up on.

As seen in New Latin Wave 2017 and Nylon.

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Animated gif on loop showing the face of the artist on a black background wearing headphones, opening and closing her eyes. She wearing a pink eyeshadow.

Photo of the artist activating the installation. Her image is reflected on the round mirror that has a ring light around it and the artists is wearing headphones and holding a tiny glass container with a pink liquid inside it.

Toilette dos Prazeres from Renata Gaui on Vimeo.

A camera behind the two–way mirror is connected to a computer that is using computer vision to identify what eyeshadow color is being put on, triggering different humming sounds and changing the volume accordingly to the amount of makeup that is reflecting on the mirror.

The name of the installation is inspired by Lygia Pape’s Roda dos Prazeres, as it invites the audience to be part of a synesthetic experience.

Humming sounds were inspired in the following songs:
A Menina Dança – Novos Baianos · A Mulher do Fim do Mundo – Elza Soares · Como Nossos Pais – Elis Regina · Luciana – Elizeth Cardoso · O Marquinho – Nara Leão · Vapor Barato – Gal Costa.