‘Miguel Bonneville #7’ was a talk show simulacrum. The host of the show interviewed an artist whose identity was not revealed; it appeared as a totem, an animal-statue, devoid of vitality, his personality and identity remaining unknown. Through the dissonance between personality (artist) and appearance (animal totem) the viewer's attention would be focused on the speech, portraying thought, and brought to the surface by the host’s questions, inducing a discussion on philosophical, political and artistic topics. ‘MB#7’ was a possible portrait of my obsessions as an artist, a caricature of myself.

Credits
Director and Performer: Miguel Bonneville. Co-creator and Performer: José Miguel Vitorino. Photography: Joana Linda. Video: Sofia Arriscado. Executive Production: Helena Nogueira. Production: Duplacena.

Premiere
20th - 21st of November 2010 – Museu Colecção Berardo, CCB, Festival Temps d’Images, Lisbon, Portugal