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Artist Jonathas de Andrade uses photography, installation and video to course through collective memory and history, making use of strategies that mix fiction with reality. His work discusses failing utopias, ideals and world projects, especially in a Latin-American context, speculating over their late modernity. In Andrade’s work, affections that oscillate amidst nostalgia, eroticism and political and historical critique are influenced to approach themes akin to work and the worker and the contemporary subject’s identity almost always represented by the male body.

In the film “O Peixe” [The Fish] a fishing village stages a kind of ritual: they cradle the fish in their arms until their timely deaths. A limiting embrace – a rite of passage – where man retakes his condition as species and face to face with his prey, calms it down through an ambiguous sequence of gestures: affection, solidarity and violence. An embrace between predator and prey, between life and death, between the worker and the fruit of his labour, in which a look – of the fisherman, the fish, the camera and the spectator – plays a crucial role. Placed in a hybrid territory in the middle of being a documentary and fiction, the film dialogues with the ethnographic tradition of the audiovisual.

 

Courtesy of Galeria Vermelho, Galleria Continua, Alexander Bonin

Next Performances

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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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  • 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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