Uma tarde no mundo / Performance

Catarina de Oliveira


Ao Escapar o Meu Cadáver

© Catarina de Oliveira; with Leaf Insects from the Zoology Museum's Collection at Cambridge University

Ao Escapar o meu cadáver is narrated by the ghost of a Phyllium (Leaf insect) that is attached to its corpse kept in the archives of the Zoology Museum at the University of Cambridge (UK). When it finally manages to separate itself from its corpse it attaches itself to a girl visiting the museum archives and tries to manipulate her so that she travels to the plants where it had lived in its lifetime.

Nota: Free entry

Catarina de Oliveira

Catarina de Oliveira's works are full of ghostly and mythical presences that speak of events involving humans, nonhumans, the elements, spirits and the material world. The artist lives and works in Lisbon. In 2009 she completed a degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College (UK) and later in 2012 a Master's degree in Fine Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute (NL). Recent solo exhibitions include “Fogo Anseia Arder” at MONITOR (PT), “Devorar o Contíguo” at Quadrum (PT), and “Né” at TANK Art Space (FR). Collective exhibitions include “Ecstatic Sphinx at CIAJG (PT),“ Terra Nubilus ”at Aachen Kunstverein (NL),“ Performance Day # 2: Le Musée Permormé ”at La Ferme du Buisson (FR). Catarina de Oliveira also worked at artistic residencies at Gasworks (UK) with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, at Triangle France (FR), and at the Watermill Center (USA), among others.

8 Mar 15:30


Interpretation, Concept, Production Catarina de Oliveira
Special Thanks Zoology Museum at Cambridge University e Maria Teresa Antunes

M/6 | 30 minutes

"Uma Tarde no Mundo” ( translated to An afternoon in the World) is a section thought to take place during an afternoon in two exhibition spaces in Lisbon with performances that dialogue with the diverse spatial, institutional and museographic contexts.”