The artist presents and comments on his work Emissão, which took part in the exhibition Southern Panoramas | Selected Artists as part of the 19th Festival. Word for word, the artist reads the Manifesto do Rio Negro, written by the French critic Pierre Restany in 1978. The text outlines and defines the notion of integral naturalism, in opposition to a realism purported to be the metaphor for power. Imbued with female expression, Mélo acts as a shaman, or he who has access to realities beyond present space and time.