Concept: BANQUETE (Joana Martins, Júlio Cerdeira and Rúben Borges)
Performer: Júlio Cerdeira
Music: Rúben Borges
Acknowledgments: Hugo Loureiro, Cláudia Marisa, Samuel Guimarães and Sónia Passos
Video: FICTIONARY ROAD
Photography: Ana Resende
AD LUCEM’s creative process had BANQUETE's artists analysing photographic records of institutionalized patients at Italian asylums in the 70’s. From these materials, a hostage and self-defeating body has been built, between unity and fragment, between caress and aggression - a body that is simultaneously oppressive and oppressed.
Byung-Chul Han and his theorization on violence allowed these artists to perceive the body as being dual. Han’s violence of the oppressors dissipates in its context and as a result this body splits to play the roles that historically corresponded to different entities. The question that remains is: can we free one’s body when it is hostage of one’s self?
This performance has the support of Fundação GDA.
The gallery is located at
Motor Ship HEIMATLAND
close to Fischerinsel 3
10 179 Berlin-Mitte
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