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 a partnership with 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), a series of performances broadcast live and designed exclusively for cyberspace, commissioned by Tate. BoCA x Fundação Serralves Collection will also present Portuguese artists, namely Silvestre Pestana’s videos-poems-performances.
Every Thursday until at least the 30th of June 2020.


11 JUN, 10pm (West): Tânia Carvalho
Title: A Bag and a Stone – dance piece for screen (2018)

Let’s imagine. There is a dance piece. This dance piece became aware of its existence. It has become a being. An independent being, capable of making decisions for himself, about himself. He decided to go to the cinema. Along the way he found a bag and a stone. He grabbed the bag, grabbed the stone, and took them with him. Perhaps one day he would need them. He made his way, arrived at the cinema. But it was his habit to be on the side of the stage, not the spectator. And it was for that, and for nothing else, that it jumped to the screen…
Tânia Carvalho

Script and direction: Tânia Carvalho
Director of Photography and Editing: Christo Roussev
Musical Composition: Diogo Alvim
Lighting Design (shooting): Christo Roussev, Zeca Iglésias
Costume concept: Tânia Carvalho
Costumes: Aleksandar Protic
Bag Man: André Santos
Stone Girl: Leonor Hipólito
Lord in White and Mustache: Ramiro Guerreiro
Girl in White Dress: Petra Van Gompel
Boy in White: Bruno Senune
White Geometric: Luís Guerra
Black Geometric: Bruna Carvalho
Superhero: Jácome Filipe
Striped Boy: Cláudio Vieira
Recorded soundtrack performed by: Ana Pereira, Ana Filipa Serrão, Joana Cipriano, Hugo Paiva, Fernando Llopis Mata
Sound Engineer (soundtrack recording): Suse Ribeiro
Assistance (Shooting): Pietro Romani
Lighting Assembly and Operation (Shooting): Zeca Iglésias
Makeup artist (shooting): André Santos
Prop Production (Stone): Leonor Hipólito
Seamstresses: Ana Krkobabic, Drena Drinic, Ateliê Maria José
Text Editing: Bruno Duarte
Production: Tânia Carvalho
Executive Producer: João Guimarães
Coproduction: Vila Flor Cultural Center, Maria Matos Municipal Theater, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris
Financial Support: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Lisbon
Artistic Residencies: The Space of Time, Vila Flor Cultural Center
Acknowledgments: The Space Of Time (Rui Horta), Manuel Guerra, School of Music at the National Conservatory
Special Thanks: Quentin Dusser

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