The word ‘chimaera’ came to signify not just a hybrid animal but anything that seemed to be impossible or a figment of our imagination.
In ancient greek stories, ‘chimaera' is a creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a snake’s tail. In biology, it’s an organism, a living thing, that contains a mixture of genetically different tissues. It also can mean an impossible idea or hope.

In the first months of 2020 more than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, were asked or ordered to stay at home by their governments to contain the spread of the covi-19 virus.

This ‘chimaera’ of speech, narratives, faces, expressions and realities is the result of the illusion of contacting with a common interlocutor, apparently real and original, that lives permanently in a common interface, a distant and artificial reality.

2020  16:9  5min50s Loop

video instalattion by
Miguel C. Tavares
José Alberto Gomes

Miguel C. Tavares

José Alberto Gomes

Motion Design Graphics
João Parra