Thiago Martins de Melo – Rasga Mortalha

<p>‘Rasga Mortalha’, is a stop motion animation from 2019 by Brazilian artist Thiago Martins de Melo. The video composed of more than 3000 drawings narrates a tale of development reaching the untouched vegetation and the battles it starts. As Thiago points :”It portrays the end of Brazil, more specifically the end of the Brazilian soul as we know it. It is based on the theories of Jungian psychologist Roberto Gambini. Ever since I began in art, the subject of death is tackled some way or the other in my works. As I see it, in Brazil we are at the end of a cycle because of the unprecedented political crisis. My painting deals with this civilizational death we are going through, this ‘necropolitics’.”</p>