Term coined by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica to mean an interaction with life, or lived experiences

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  • Hélio Oiticica with Bólides and Parangolés in his studio in Rio de Janeiro c.1965
    Hélio Oiticica with Bólides and Parangolés in his studio in Rio de Janeiro c.1965
  • Children playing underneath Hélio Oiticica’s NC 1 Small Nucleus no 01  1960
    Children playing underneath Hélio Oiticica’s NC 1 Small Nucleus no 01 1960
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  • Hélio Oiticica Grand Nucleus Grande Núcleo 1960–66
    Hélio Oiticica
    Grand Nucleus Grande Núcleo 1960–66

This was manifested in his visceral installations that were designed to stimulate the senses and encourage intellectual and emotional responses in the viewer.