Tom Nóbrega speaks with an accent even when he speaks his own tongue. He uses a pair of hearing aids, wears contact lenses, has seven titanium nails in his ankle, three artificial teeth and takes hormone injections every ten weeks.
Rubiane Maia & Tom Nobrega, ‘My Battery is Low and It’s Getting Late’ (2020)
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he doesn’t have a fixed home, doesn’t use cell phones and is never exactly sure where in the world he is going to be in the next few months. He does a lot of not so useful things such as making strange utterances in languages that do not exist, writing poems, making repetitive gestures and losing objects along his path.