The Museum has
invited Mabe Bethônico to interview The
Collector. Since the beginning of the year,
Mabe Bethônico and The Collector had been
exhibited three consecutive periods at the Museum,
starting a project dedicated to the Permanent
Collection. Now, the fourth and last segment
of the series, the work is being exhibited at
the Museum's Library, available for consultation.
The transcripts of the character follows, "always
in debt with the collection".
MB: Since when?
TC: For sometime I used to be only at home and
to buy the papers everyday was a chance to come
out from that silence, to meet street. Once
a neighbour gave me a few newspaper cuttings
of houses on the edge of lakes and rivers. She
said they were to be looked at up side down,
seeing the reflexions where the buildings were.
MB: Was this an inspiration?
TC: It was only sometime later when I started
looking at pictures more carefully.
MB: Do you actually read the papers?
Do you open all the sections?
TC: I read the headlines, it is difficult not
to; but not everything. And I don't even open
sports and ads sections.
MB: Do you collect other things
besides the newspapers?
TC: I've got many scissors, but they are not