the þit - Maíra das Neves

Maíra das Neves ( Brazil )

Recently she has been implementing the þit in collaboration with Pedro Victor Brandão. the þit (pronounced 'thit' |ˈθɪt |) is a self-sufficient system that produces natural and financial resources for local community use. For that, they have just helped evoking the Giant embodied in the thorn, and creating a Private Reserve of Natural Heritage.

During the residency, they will start developing the second stage of the þit. After the three months experiments on site, in the city of Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany, they will now lean upon all the collected material and imagery, to transform and reshape them into visual bodies that can re-tell this story. the þit is a project by Maíra das Neves and Pedro Victor Brandão within Archipel In√est, curated by KUNSTrePUBLIK for Urbane Künste Ruhr.

At ZKU they will present one financial sculpture and will offer a cryptocurrency workshop in July, and will show the new works in August.


This residency is made possible by the support of the "Bochner Matz Collection" and the "Hagen Neidel Stipendium"