PRESS PLAY

Exhibition of videos 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. The choice will be made directly either from the BoCA archive, or via partnerships with other institutions. We have the partnership BoCA x Tate Modern, in which Catherine Wood (Senior Performance Curator at Tate Modern) selected 3 performances designed exclusively for the “BMW Tate Live: Performance Room” series (2011-2015), series of performances broadcast live and designed exclusively for cyberspace. We also have a partnership with BoCA x Fundação Serralves Collection, which has carte blanche to choose videos from its collection around this theme.
Every Thursday until at least the 30th of June 2020.

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WEEK 6

MAY 28: Silvestre Pestana, “Biovirtual”, 1981 – 87 / Partnership Serralves Foundation Collection

Silvestre Pestana (1949, Funchal, Madeira) is one of the most radical and least known figures in contemporary Portuguese art. Poet, artist and performer, Pestana has created, since the late 1960s, a unique work in a variety of disciplines.

Biovirtual, 1984
Video, PAL, color, sound. 4: 3, 6 ’53’
Camera: Jorge Lopes
Col. do artist, at Fundação de SerralvesMuseu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto.

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 2016 Video of the performance “Zangões” designed for the exhibition SILVESTRE PESTANA: TECNOFORMA at Museu de Serralves (2016)
Courtesy of the artist and the Serralves Foundation

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  • ECOTEMPORÂNEOS: Beatriz Batarda

    17 April 2021
    JARDIM DO MUSEU DE LISBOA (CAMPO GRANDE 245, 1700-091 LISBOA)

    ECOTEMPORÂNEOS

    Ecotemporaries is a project that links literature with the green spaces of the city of Lisbon. Open, inclusive and accessible, in each session a new guest chooses a book and connects it to the green space where the public gathers. It has the presence of a sign language interpreter and the free distribution of the books printed in braille.

    Guest: Beatriz Batarda (actress)
    Chosen book: "Caderno de Memórias Coloniais", Isabela Figueiredo
    Green space: Jardim do Museu de Lisboa

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