Installation view of the video work Nothing Is Real, by  João Leonardo, 2007, in the exhibition Objecto-Simulacro, Julio de Matos Hospital - Pavilhão 28, Lisbon

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Nothing is real

DV-video Pal, 4:3, color, sound, 8:12 min

The work shows the word REAL being tattooed on the artist's body. Once it's completed the video is looped in reversed mode so the 
word seems to be removed from the body. The work is a reflection on the concept of reality and it relates to Jean Baudriallard's
theory of the simulacrum - that the world has more signs then meanings attached to them.