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MORPHEX is an audio-visual performance created by the artists Lola Lustosa and Mahir Duman. The work refers to the old tradition of the dance of masks, a shamanistic ritual to thank the gods and drive out evil spirits. The dance of love and its dangerous emotional positions. Yin & Yang/ Light and shadow /Universal big bangs/ Explosions/ Electricity/ Ancestral feedback/ Identities/ East & West ideologies colliding into one present Bodie. The old and the new merged into psychedelic video projections, dance performances, and electronic music.

The track “Contemporary True ” from De-Feo sets the mood and tells that the god’s door is open. You are welcome to enter and find yourself at the Dance of Masks. De-Feo seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man-made sound and light frequencies or the difference between the various anthropological communication systems. Creating scientific, artistic, and sociological phenomena perceivable for both eyes and ears in a multi-sensory and unexpected environment is his main goal.

The underground Berlin club scene is where the new dance of masks begins its inspiration. The space of an old factory combined with impressive video projections sets a very Unique and post-identity time. Very familiar for the ones that have experienced the best of Berlin club culture. The performer dressing white with a white mask is a clear portal to empathy and self-healing. The figure creates a perfect merge with the space installation and the outside public. The movements combining Butoh, Flow, and theatrical dance are clacking the new healing ritual. Her shadow is a contra point. Is the unthinkable, the untouchable.

MORPHEX has been performed at LPM Munster Festival and 48 Hours Neukölln Berlin Festival 2023.

Watch Trailer:

Links: muenster/program/morphex/

About Collective:

LICHTNOMADEN is a collective formed by 3 contemporary artists: Lola Lustosa, Mahir Duman, and De-Feo. Merging video projection, dance, and Live music the collective is offering performances in the open air and in public.


MAHIR DUMAN is a visual artist and VJ based in Berlin, presenting live performances, interactive installations, and projection mapping in various European countries, especially for concerts, music- and art festivals, clubs, and art galleries. He was born in Ordu, Turkey, and lived in Istanbul for many years. In 2011 he moved to Berlin and expanded his life and work as an artist. Duman studied Industrial Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, and Digital Film & Visual Effects at the SAE Institute in Berlin, Germany. He produces videos, short films, music clips, and lots of other media sets, mixed and synchronized with sound and the rhythm of action. He describes his imagery as unrealistic and surreal, questioning human perception and the interplay between subjects. Mahir Duman defines music as the scenario of a visual show and aims to create a new perspective, a relationship between humanity and the universe, to reach the human subconscious and feelings by playing light, color, and images. He believes that art enables us to find and lose ourselves simultaneously and inspires people’s awareness of unconscious and conscious states of life. LOLA LUSTOSA is an independent Brazilian artist, dancer/performer, and filmmaker based in Berlin. She uses alchemy, rituals, and crafts, and transforms them into multimedia artworks where the public can visit her particular perception and connection with time and space. The artist develops dialogues into social memories crossing from Brazilian Tropicalismo, natives, old mythology, and underground western Crafts. The artist has been part of several important venues as: Morni Hills Art Performance Biennale (IND), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg(GER), ICI – CNN Montpellier(FR), CTM Festival(GER), Novas Frequências Festival(BR), and Rote Fabrik(CH). As co-founder of Musterzimmer since 2012, she had the opportunity to work on the montage and curation of several venues in Berlin. The artist collaborates as a producer and performer for Plataforma Berlin Iberoamerican Festival since 2011. The ongoing virtual Performance “Ego Open Forever”, Mentioned in Wall Street International Magazine, gave the artist the position of the first Artist to question social media, defining Facebook as the biggest ego manager in history. The performance is the starting point to rise works where she questions our social Identity and awareness about the future. She has worked with Arto Lindsay, Alexandra Pirici, Barbara Berti, Christoph Wirth, Eemil Karila, Jarkko Räsänen, Jean Marie Dubrul, Laura Leiner, Mari Stocker, Martha Hincapié Charry, Peter Goss, Serge Ivanov, Simon Rose, Tero Puha, among others. DE FEO, born in 1995 in Naples is an Italian Dj, sound designer, and visual artist based in Berlin. With experience with soundtracks, events, and media communication in cities like Amsterdam, London, Belgrade, Barcelona, Berlin, and many more, he is part of a generation of artists who work intensively in the transitional area between music, art, and science. His knowledge of communication mixes with skills in new media art to perfectly meet his need to convey to his listeners not only the right sound but a unique collective experience, transporting them to different places with the use of samples created or recorded on his long journeys. In his work, he seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man-made sound and light frequencies or the difference between the various anthropological communication system. Creating scientific, artistic, and sociological phenomenons perceivable for both eyes and ears in a multisensory and unexpected environment is his main goal. His music is regularly supported by names such as: Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Ilario Alicante, Young Male, Florian Meindl, and many more! For DE FEO, making music is not simply about producing sound, but about transporting people into a boundless experience.


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It is fascinating the harmony of movements between the giant puppet and its manipulators. Are they the puppeteers exercising power on a grand scale? Or are they the puppets trying to free themselves from their strings, from the clutches of their manipulators, by completely reversing the relationship structure? The interaction between the giant puppet and the puppeteers becomes the dance of control, the dance of influence, a performance that depicts the dialectic of power and resistance.


The Dance of Control is a performance that refers to the dialectic of power and resistance. In the winter of 2021, I was invited by Claire Chalet and Saba Tsereteli to collaborate as a dancer/performer and choreographer with the Theatre of Details in the piece Die Be-Suchenden: A Mobile Backyard Theatre for All. Directed by Claire Chaulet. After that experience, I was very taken with the curious dance of a puppeteer and its physical, spiritual, philosophical, and dramaturgical possibilities. This articulation – which is not always possible or perceptible in art – is more manageable in this respect, in so far as these possibilities are visible, presentable, and expressible from dance in art, in this particular case.

Aspects and questions of the research:

my expectation is to deepen these relationships and to find out as a dancer/artist where my training can open new possibilities as a new puppeteer. I intend to continue to collaborate with the Theatre of Details over the next two years on their future productions, interventions, parades, and stories in public spaces. The research I am conducting as a dancer/puppeteer with the support of Theatre of Details goes beyond language and is not just about one culture, but brings together different generations and cultural backgrounds. Different layers of interpretation (visual, sonic, symbolic, semiotic, infantile…), visible accessibility (connecting with the public in public spaces, courtyards, streets), universal stories, and cultural activism.I plan to take time to explore and discover where dance/body language takes me with all the puppets in the collective, and also build my version in others to fully understand puppet culture and give my best in stories and feedback. With the intention of audience interaction and anthropological rescue of the ancient technique of puppet theater mixed with contemporary dance, sound, visual, and urban social possibilities. I want to collect stories that I encounter during this control dance process and answer the questions: What are the limits of the body and the limits of the puppet? Is dance a liberation from the system and a bridge to freedom of expression? Is there a universal movement? Is it possible to escape Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s old dialectic of slave and master? Does the constant renegotiation of this dialectic make this relationship a reflection of our everyday life?


The research of 3 months was just enough for touching all topics mention in the project Research application.


Some images of the research result:









For more Pictures of the Karneval Für Die Zukunft:



Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR ( aid program DIS-TANZEN ) of the Dachverband Dance Germany. 2023




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ANÁLISE DE FREQUÊNCIAS ( Novas Frequências Festival 2020)

Website of the festival ” NOVAS FREQUÊNCIAS”



Sobre Análise de frequências: Em cada um dos 40 dias que antecederam o festival, Manuel Pessôa de Lima sorteou um nome dentre os cerca de 40 artistas do Novas Frequências 10 anos, e produziu um pequeno monólogo em fita cassete que fica entre um diário e introdução do artista sorteado. Lola Lustosa partiu desse material para a produção de peças sonoras livres, entremeadas em seu cotidiano. O podcast com 10 episódios é a compilação do material gerado por ambos, incluindo a participação de convidados.

This material was fully developed in the Portuguese language.


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JOY performance
by Lola Lustosa and Joseph Devitt Tremblay

The performance is a ritual for better times. To the memories of human joy before the transition into post-human Ciber Space. The seeds representing prosperity in many levels of our human necessities, magnetic stones to attract joy to the ones in space, and yellow candles to bring the best light. JOY Is a shared offer to the public. JOy is an act. JOy is an intention.

Berlin 2020

@Festive Prep for the Finissage

METAPEACOCK An Infinity Piece

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METAPEACOCK An Infinity Piece is conceptualized to be a collection of performances in constant transformation. That intent to create live site-specific performances/installations living in the future as photo series and video installations.


To transform, to transcend, to metamorphose, to escape from common narratives, and embrace your inner self-images. Open gates into a prismatic point of view.



METAPEACOCK II ( Reborn “IT” with Samuel Beckett) @ FESTIVE PREP FOR THE FINISSAGE, Berlin, GERMANY, 2020

Concept, Performance, and installation by Lola Lustosa. Ambient Music: Laura Leiner and Simon Rose. Video Documentation: Joseph Devitt Tremblay. Second camera: Alexander Norton.



The video Documentation was part of Lange Nacht der Bilder, Berlin, GERMANY, 2020

METAPEACOCK III metaphysical clash @Raum für Raum, Berlin, 2022

METAPEACOCK III metaphysical clash. Peace and fertility Fauno vibes with … us. In memorial of the Souls of Nijinsky and Claude Debussy.

Performance by Lola Lustosa and guests: Tsuki Berghain & Akkamiau

Video: Lola Lustosa

The project is looking for new venues, art residences & new forms of media exposure.

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Big Dada – audiovisual coreography coming up in collaboration with Ana NastasiaAnna HäkkinenTabula RasanenLauri IsolaIlmo Paukkunen, Pilvari Pirtola, Sarana and Samuli Häkkinen. “Big Dada” – @ Asbestos art space 18.6 19.6 &20.6, Helsinki, Finland.


Work in progress Part 1 Splatter is the first project of the BROKEN LOOP collective and has been shown at Plataforma Berlin Iberoamerican Festival at Verlin and Deviation Festival, curated by Musterzimmer, at Acud Macht Neu, Berlin. 2018. Also part of Big Dada, asbestos gallery, Helsinki (FIN), 2019 The work is a free deviation and it proposes a loop structure studying with slide projections and recording sounds loops on stage. The soundscape is combined with theatrical gestures resulting in trance/psychedelic sessions. Concept: Broken Loop Performer/Text/ sounds/ Loop: Lola Lustosa Sounds / Loop: Jarkko Räsänen Lights / Loop: Anastasia Alekseevna


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Photo documentation: Paco Justicia


Alejandro Chellet & Lola Lustosa 

Light: the essence of life and the source of growth.
Darkness: a departure or arrival point for life or death.
Surprise: the factor of destiny or karma.

Alejandro was invited to 22cubic residency at Materic in Barcelona where he researched the universal darkness, light and surprise. During his creative process he studied and played with the light already in the gallery coming from the street. He then built a dark cube and stayed inside for many hours isolated with no contact to the outside world and no light stimuli apart from the visions sought from the inside. During this process he questioned himself: How far can we go? Where does our body, spirit and mind ends? What exists at the edge of everything? Is there such thing as body’s limits, gender limits, lifestyle limits, perception limits and even the limits of love itself?

Alejandro met brazilian artist Lola Lustosa in Morni Hills Performance Biennale in India, since then they began an artistic partnership. During 22cubic Alejandro´s residency he invited her to co-create this public performance for which she also conceived an installation of prismatic lights and its perspectives.
They offered an interactive performance piece that invites the audience into a cosmic experience of time travel. Everyone comes into a dark degrade space followed by a pitch black cube. This performance creates a space where the public experiences multiple emotions and surprises, photo memories from the prismatic lights,  displacement from its own body and ultimately embracing complete darkness in collective breathing.

Dark research/ motive/ poem/ performer/ concept: Alejandro Chellet
Prismatic lights and its perspectives in movement/ poem/ performer/ concept: Lola

The artists elaborated this text shared during the performance:

“ Nigrum, Nigrius, Nigro”

El deseo de ver

Miedo de la muerte

Lo que está dentro está fuera y lo que está afuera esta adentro.

Porque  el negro es tan prejuiciado ?

El mundo invertido

La profundidad de la perspectiva el abismo



El sol es obscuro, sus rayos son obscuros y la luz es su revés. Los obscuros y la luz es su revés. Los rayos amarillos son apenas lo que el sol nos envía.

La profundidade de una imagen nos lleva a participar de la profundidad de nuestro ser.

El devaneo.

El negrume secreto de leche.

(Poem based on extracts from the book: La Terre Et Les Rêveries Du Repos, 1948. Bachelard, Gaston.)


At Materic, Barcelona, 2019

For this collaboration, Lola Lustosa counted with support from Graner in Barcelona. 2019


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Fuck Yourself, 2014

WINTER COLLAGE : For Musterzimmer’s individual and collaborative works at Meinblau Projektraum, located in the historical site of Pfefferberg in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.


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The video dance performance is about be in the middle of points, without a beginning and the end. The piece value the creative process and focus in the feeling of be living an idea without formal concretion, been open to many directions, but, with an only visible path represented by the stairs. The stairs, surrealist symbol, represent the internal world of the individual, that one that obtains to yoke all the phases without distinction of the chronological time. The human body brings the meaning of mental elipces  in front of the tryouts inside of this process.

Concepção/ Coreografia – Lola Lustosa
Performers – Lola Lustosa e Carmen Lustosa Gaul
Música – Benedikt Stehle
Fotografia – Christian Gaul
Sound Recorder – Philipp von Rothkirch
Figurino – Anne Gaul ( O’ESTUDIO)
Edição – Atilio Menéndez
Léo Almeida
Lola Lustosa
Sofia Karan

Rio de Janeiro, 2010

SKIN TO SKIN (Péle a Péle)

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Inspired by the movie “Lygia From Skin to Skin” by Helena Lustosa, the performance and instalation  entitled “Skin to Skin”, by Lola Lustosa and Mari Stockler, transmutes and transcends from the human body to skulpture. It originates from the body to a new body, both complete in their existance. Like a snake and a scorpion, which leave their image behind as a mean to open to new possibilities.

Performance/instalation  Lola Lustosa and Mari Stockler
Video editing: Lola Lustosa
Camera :Mari Stockler and Carlito Carvalhosa
Music: Arto Lindsay
Picture: Christian Gaul

Duration approx: 30min

Center Of Art Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro 2010