Uma tarde no mundo / Performance

Vânia Rovisco

[Portugal]

Sem Título (####)

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over.
The installation is inspired by the sculpture Burning in the Forbidden Sea (2011) by Rui Chafes.
... nothing is solid, everything is energy, radiating, repeating
... vibration of absorption to reflection and dispersion of form in matter

Vânia Rovisco

Vânia Rovisco distinguishes herself as a performative visual artist since 2008. She places her body in the art gallery where she then further expands her work to other mediums - through live installations, lights or video. From 2001 to 2007 she was the interpreter of choreographer Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods. From 2012 and 2015, she collaborated in curatorial terms with the Museum Arpad Szenes Vieira da Silva. In 2013 she debuted the solo The Archaic, Looking Out, The Night Knight and in 2014 she staged Silos de carros e estradas giratórias for 10 men. Currently she gives workshops, does movement direction and continues her work as an interpreter. She is co-founder of Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur –AADK art platform, and her latest project Reacting to Time - Portugueses na Performance deals with the archiving and transmission of works from the late 60's. She was invited to curate and course-manage the Advanced Creation Program in Performing Arts (PACAP3) at Fórum Dança.

21 Mar 15:00

Museu de Lisboa​ – Palácio Pimenta

Performance canceled.

Concept Vânia Rovisco
Sound Atmosphere Marcus Rovisco
Costume-prop assistant Mafalda Fialho

M/6 | 90 to 120 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.”