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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    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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    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
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    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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