PRESS PLAY

Streaming of performances and films by artists who question the relationship between the performing body, architecture and the camera. Artistic projects based on the profound relationship between body-chamber or body-architecture, here focused on closed spaces. It has the cooperation of BoCA x Tate Modern, BoCA x Collection of Serralves Foundation and the BoCA archive. A escolha far-se-á directamente ora do arquivo da BoCA, ora via parcerias com outras instituições.
We count on a partnership with Tate Modern, in which Catherine Wood (Senior Performance Curator at Tate Modern) selected 3 performances conceived exclusively for the “BMW Tate Live: Performance Room” series (2011-2015), a series of performances live broadcasted and designed exclusively for cyberspace, commissioned by Tate. The Serralves Foundation Collection will also present Portuguese artists, namely Silvestre Pestana’s videos-poems-performances. Every Thursday until -at least – 30 June 2020.


WEEK 1

23 APR: Performance by OTOBONG NKANGE – “Diaptasia” (2015)
Partnership Tate Modern, 10pm CET
Curator: Catherine Wood
www.youtube.com/bocabienal

In “Diaoptasia” (2015), the multidisciplinary Nigerian artist Otobong Nkanga invites us to experience the process of live editing, putting the artist’s body in dialogue with other devices (such as text and camera), resulting from these encounters unexpected relationships. This performance, created for cyberspace, was presented for the first time and exclusively in the BMW Tate Live – Performance Room series (curated by Catherine Wood), and will be shown again on Thursday at 9pm on BoCA YouTube channel.

Next Performances

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  • O Barco / The Boat

    13 April 2024 — 14 April 2024
    Inhotim, Brumadinho (Brasil)

    GRADA KILOMBA

    From 13 April, Galeria Galpão of Inhotim Institute will host O Barco / The Boat by Grada Kilomba, a sculptural, performative and poetic work commissioned by BoCA 2021 and presented for the first time in Brazil.

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  • The Talking Car

    18 April 2024 — 19 April 2024
    deSingel

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    14 September 2024
    Festival Escena Patrimonio

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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