Jonathas de Andrade, Brazilian, b. 1982 Manual para 2 em 1, 2015 Silkscreen on chipboard with cotton binding 10 1/4 × 8 1/4 × 3 7/16 in. (26 × 21 × 8.7 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of Helen and Sam Zell, 2015.22
Short A man stands amidst tall, wispy plant stalks about twice his height. He holds a machete and two bundles of dried up stalks in front of him to make an "X" shape.
Long A brown-skinned field worker wearing a yellow baseball cap, royal blue shirt and pants, and protective legwear stands in the center of a small clearing and looks directly at you. He is holding a machete and two bundles of harvested sugarcane stalks. The stalks extend well beyond his head and are held at two angles to cross at his center forming an "X." A wall of tall green sugarcane foliage rises up directly behind him against a pale blue sky. His feet disappear into a blanket of brown sugarcane leaves.