Lais investigates instability areas and creates situations in which what used to be considered familiar suddenly becomes strange. The use of maps, astronomy and astrology is a recurring characteristic of her work. The artist makes the revelation in the book of an unknown fact: the Southern Cross is in an inverted position in the Brazilian flag.

Lais Myrrha [Belo Horizonte, MG, 1974] lives and Works in São Paulo. Represented by the gallery Athena Contemporânea. Recent solo shows: Cálculo das diferenças, Athena Contemporânea [Rio de Janeiro, 2017], Corpo de prova, Sesc [São Paulo, 2017]; O instante interminável, Jaqueline Martins [São Paulo, 2015]; Projeto Gameleira 1971, Pivô [São Paulo, 2014]. Participated in  Bienal de São Paulo [2016]; Bienal do Mercosul [2011].


In South Cross Dossier, Lais Myrrha begins his narrative from the Bronze Age [3,000 years before Christ], with disputes of power in the political plane. Use the date to record the possibility of seeing, at the time, the constellation Cruzeiro do Sul from the Northern Hemisphere.
She goes on to describe the constellation, both its physical and political aspects, since it is one of the main symbols of the Brazilian nation. However, it reveals that the Cruzeiro do Sul is inverted on the national flag, in relation to how it is seen from Earth. Describes the stars of the constellation from political elements, recording the situation through which the country passes.
The book contains a pierced blade depicting the Southern Cross, inserted in the center of the book. When reading the passage in which the artist tells about the inversion, the reader is forced to turn the blade, modifying the way he sees the constellation. Laís lists and signs each of the 100 copies.

Southern Cross Dossier

Lais Myrrha


ISBN 9788567769097
24 pages
14 x 21 cm
100 numbered and signed copies
R$ 240,00
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