Installation composed of photographs mounted on wood (41 elements, color, 18 × 24 cm), texts (7 elements, typewriter print, 18 × 24 cm) and a poem/statement, 1979.
this is a tale this is not a tale it is the story of Isabel it is not the story of Isabel
coat of arms: the revolution is the wife of god the woman is the fate of the man
Isabel was naked Isabel wasn't naked she sings against the power of death she doesn't sing
here is this wound a margin time as measure does not measure
coat of arms: my body is your body your body is my body
conclusion: beyond these limits it's no good uchronia utopia
someone rose there are no limits you are not on the other side
opening: deception of sense the non-work is yet to be done tautology heterology
Isabel's named olympia what was the tale? will she dare?
there is no conclusion only coats of arms: beyond rigor limits aren't of use
a tale measured laceration I desire
Ernesto de Sousa, poem/statement from Olympia, 1979.
The exhibition at Ars Viva! included, apart from Olympia, the works Revolution My Body nr. 1, This is My Body nr. 3 and nr. 4, Nomes Próprios e Impróprios and documentation on his activities. During the opening at Galeria Diferença, the subtitles and images were musically interpreted by a group of students from the Music School of Lisbon. There was also a comparative presentation of Cage and Duchamp's music.
Versions presented at: Círculo de Artes Plásticas, Coimbra, June-July 1979. Ars Viva! gallery, Berlin, January-February 1980. Galeria Diferença, Lisbon, March 1980. "Itinerários", Galeria Diferença, Lisbon, March 1987.