The tightrope walker balances over the precipice, risking life and limb as he walks over the thinnest of threads. They are not actors; rather, they relive what is essentially their life away from the wire. We are all tightrope walkers, though some more
than others. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all balanced on the edge. That is what they are trying to tell us. Their walks are as fleeting as life itself. Life depends on one thin wire and on keeping our load balanced. A writer once said that we shouldn’t
use the expression “to be hanging on”. We believe that you cannot look at a tightrope walker without seeing the void under him and his struggle with his load as a confrontation with death. Otherwise, what’s the point of witnessing this kafkian heroe who has
chosen to search for beauty in this extreme gesture of desperation and madness?.
Piece of «Pico Pao» workshop with a long artisan history whose history begins in 1979 in Lubián, a small town in Spain hidden in the mountains bordering Portugal. In the neighboring region of Tras os Montes (behind the mountains), the woodpecker is called Pico Pao (wooden peak). The song of this beautiful green bird sounds like the neighing of a horse and the blows of its beak on the trees are heard in the valley mixed with the hammers of the carpenters striking the wood of the roofs. From a workshop in Zamora, the Bermejo brothers have taken their ancestral pastimes to the MOMA in New York and the British Museum in London. In the era of video games and virtual overdose, Pico Pao’s handcrafted pieces amuse half the world.