Notes on Travecacceleration

27 May, 2021
– 30 June, 2021
LUX & LUX Online
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5JF

ONLINE EXHIBITION: 27 May – 30 June 2021 on the LUX website – visit here
LUX is pleased to reopen our doors again with an on/offline exhibition Notes on Travecacceleration, featuring works by seven Brazilian artists and an accompanying video essay by the exhibition’s curator Ode.
Notes on Travecacceleration is an ongoing research project initiated by writer and curator Ode. As testament to the generative nature of this embodied research project, Ode expands Notes on Travecacceleration into a series of invitations to fellow travesti artists who share work in the context of a digital exhibition. Notes on Travecacceleration creates a space in which the curator and artists’ articulations of agency reverberate as refusals of translation or consumption into heteropatriarchal capitalism through embodiment, text, performance, music and moving image. In dialogue with one another, the shape, language and rhythm of the exhibition is constantly in flux.
Notes on Travecacceleration was curated by Ode upon invitation from LUX Curatorial Fellow Cairo Clarke. Works by Aun Helden, Bruna Kury, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Jota Mombaça, Maria Clara Araújo, Ode with Ikaro Cavalcante (Occulted) and Joaquim Ramalho, Sumé Aguiar and Urias. Text accompanying the works written by Ode. Works translated and subtitled from Portuguese to English courtesy of Vita Evangelista.
This exhibition was originally conceived as an online exhibition and developed to take place both online and offline on the occasion of reopening.
Download Exhibition Booklet here

OFFLINE SCREENING: 27 May – 26 June 2021 at LUX
Open three days a week, Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm. The duration of the screening is 84 minutes. Please book a timed slot in advance here.

Content consideration: Some of the works in this exhibition contain nudity, bodily fluids, needles and flashing lights.

Safety Information:

  • Please make sure to arrive on time. The screening is84 minutes long and will screen once within the 90-minute slot.
  • Email us [email protected] if you wish to change or cancel your booking.
  • All visitors and staff are asked to wear a face mask unless they are exempt from this requirement. We will have disposable masks available at the reception.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided on the entry to the building.
  • Please adhere to social distancing to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
  • Please stay home if you feel unwell.

If you have special access needs to attend our events please contact us at +44(0)20 3141 2960 or [email protected]


Notes on Travecacceleration, Ode with Occulted and Joaquim Ramalho, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Ode is Brazilian and is based in São Paulo. She/they are 22 years old, work as a stylist, writer and independent curator and were the founder of the extinct digital platform focusing on Afro-diasporic and African artistic productions Projeto Dúdús. In the fashion and art industry, over the past three years, she/they have collaborated with companies such as Dazed, The Perfect Magazine, Nataal, BRICKS Magazine, UNDER PRESSURE MAGAZINE, Cultural Bulletin, Bog, Bubblegum Club Magazine, MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Pivô Arte e Pesquisa, Google, Red Bull, artists like Tabita Rezaire, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Samuel de Saboia, Urias, Rodrigo Sombra, Jacob Ace, Nixon Freire, Vitor Duarte, among others.

Aun Helden is a Brazilian transdisciplinary artist who works with multiple media such as performance, prosthetic incorporation, video, sound and image. She develops the creation process of a new body’s imagery, creating fictions and languages ​​that escape from the human and binary expectations, all aligned with her identity semiotic and epistemological research.

Bruna Kury is an anarctransfeminist, performer, visual and sound artist. In her works she focuses on overlapping questions regarding gender, class and race (against the current heteronormative patriarchal cistem and structural class oppression and WARFARE). She is currently investigating postorno sonorities and the creation of objects, functioning as ramifications of her performances. She has participated in Capacete Artistic Residency in Rio de Janeiro, Comunitária in Argentina, Abnormal Festival in Mexico, engaged in the organization of the póspornôpyrata Artist Residency in Fortaleza (CE, Brazil) and performed in the Festival Libres y Soberanas aka Performacula in Quito, Ecuador. Recently she was in the residence of Pivô Pesquisa Ciclo II (2020).

Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro is a visual artist, macumbeira and psychologist (CRP 06/162518), graduated from Federal University of Espírito Santo. Currently a master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program at PUC-SP under the guidance of Profa. Dr. Suely Rolnik. She lives the macumbaria like a way body necessary for the escape and refresh/rest  to happen. She dribbles, incorporates and dives in Bantu diáspora, and assumes life as a perishable place of freedom.

Jota Mombaça is a non-binary bicha, born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, who writes, performs and investigates on the relations between monstrosity and humanity, kuir studies, de-colonial turns, political intersectionality, anti-colonial justice, redistribution of violence, visionary fictions, the end of the world and tensions among ethics, aesthetics, art and politics in the knowledge productions of the global south-of-the-south.

Maria Clara Araújo is a transactivist and parliamentary advisor to Erica Malunguinho MP for PSOL/SP, graduated in pedagogy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo and researcher in curriculum theory with emphasis on anti-racist and decolonial pedagogies.

Sumé Aguiar is a brazilian artist, filmmaker and transmutant. She develops her experimentations in performance, audiovisual and object construction. She graduated from the Oi Kabum school of art and technology and is a graduate student in Cinema and Audiovisual at UFF. Currently her research is directed towards the investigation of the shock of her corporeality in relation to the physical and immaterial spaces of the colonial constructions. Through the resumption of  her ancestry, she works on memory, the subversion of symbols, ways of being in the civilized and institutional field, manifesting her own presence as a trans and indigenous identity in an urban context.

Urias (Uberlândia, 1994) moves issues of gender, politics, history and semiotic studies into the music industry in Brazil. 


Skip to content