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An original multidisciplinary performance art work created and premiered by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca del Carlo in São Paulo, Nov/2016.

The work ‘BLACK VELVET – Architectures and Archetypes’ researches and shares the sensibility of ideals, models and textures as a projection of self. The dealing within these structures of systems is to discover what is inside of us, between us and around us. To hopefully bridge the distances so that we can see and meet each other. Some systems must be broken, re imagined, in order to reconstruct.

Black Velvet is an independent and international performance art project made possible with the collaboration of many individuals, institutions and professionals.



The project has Fiscal Sponsorship by New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and can receive donations of any amount as non-profit project, 501 (c) (3).

Let’s make it happen together.

Strong together.




Creation and Performance: Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins
Choreography: Shamel Pitts
Light and Video mapping: Lucca del Carlo.
Collaborative Lighting Artist: Tom Love.
Costume Designer: David Gap
Photos and Videos: Mauricio Pisani, Alex Apt, Wilian Aguiar, Rebecca Stelle, Itai Zwecker
Audio: Tentáculo Áudio (Ed Côrtes)
Graphic Design: Idan Epshtein
Executive Producer: Anna Zêpa
Production: MIRA art exchange (Brazil)
International Communications: Katherina Vasiliadis



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