Cabra Cega (“Blind Goat”) is the Portuguese designation of a global game invented in China as far back as the late Zhou Dynasty (circa 500 BC) and named 盲雞 (“Blind Chicken”). In this game one of the players is blindfolded and seeks to touch or capture another player, and identify the person by feeling her face. Nowadays it‘s a children’s game, but in the Middle Ages was a palatial hobby.
Some say the excess of images present in the contemporary world may lead us to an impossibility of seeing non-present images: the end of imagination. Cabra Cega is a lively game about sentience and imagination. This goat although blind will make you see further. Artwork commissioned by the curator Mica Costa Grande for the exhibition to celebrate the Chinese New Year supported by The Venetian Macao, exhibited at Ruin´s of St. Paul in Macao.