Extracted from a larger ratorical complex1, the following ratorical drawings are enigmas whose solution, if any, will only have real meaning within the framework of a greater ratheoretical praxis of the rat language. In other words, you will have to become a rat in order to grasp the meaning of whatever follows. By the same token, and in order to roll in more of the same: from 25 November 2015 to 1 January 2016 Von Calhau! will deliver a labyrinthine rat sequence for those who are able to tune into the raum.pt channel or wish to remain trapped in the cages of stories paraphrasing Oulipians: rats building labirynths from which they plan to escape.
1. o Rato Retórico Ritualiza Rôto o Rutilo [the Rat Rhetorically Ritualizes the Rotten Rutile], a book published in conjunction with the exhibition oximoroboro by Von Calhau!, curated by Miguel Wandschneider and held at Culturgest in Lisbon from 24 November to 23 December 2015, with texts and drawings by Von Calhau!, coordination by Mario Valente and graphic design by Maria João Macedo.