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Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phantom (kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name), 2013–15, still from a virtual-reality environment shot using Oculus Rift, OptiTrack cameras developed by ScanLAB Projects, London, infinite duration.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phantom (kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name), 2013–15, still from a virtual-reality environment shot using Oculus Rift, OptiTrack cameras developed by ScanLAB Projects, London, infinite duration.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s exhibition “Kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name” took its cue from a particular area near Rio de Janeiro, the city where he has been based since 2004. Divided among three spaces, two lens-based works focus our attention on the tropical plant world in the Brazilian rain forest. These works are interspersed with five silk-screened and painted wall texts derived from the words of Stela do Patrocínio (1941–97), a patient who was interned for some twenty-six years at Colônia Juliano Moreira psychiatric clinic outside Rio.

On entering the gallery, the viewer was invited to don a pair of virtual-reality-glasses. Filmed and 3-D scanned on-site in the Tijuca Forest, Phantom, 2014–15, and Spiral Forest, 2015, were installed in a white cube and a black box, respectively. Now a national park, Tijuca had been turned into a coffee plantation and

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