It's that a world all alive has the strength of a Hell (2010)

É que um mundo todo vivo tem a força de um Inferno / It’s that a world all alive has the strength of a Hell
Vera Sofia Mota, Isabel Simões, Pedro Faria. Presentation: MARZ Gallery, Lisbon, 2010.*

 

 

É que um mundo todo vivo tem a força de um Inferno / It’s that a world all alive has the strength of a Hell
Vera Sofia Mota, Isabel Simões, Pedro Faria. Presentation of the work-in-progress at Fábrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, 2010.**

 

 

This is a work built from a series of images of the Ancient Greek dances, where the body, subject of an exercise of the memory and the eye, acts as the key to focus on a dramaturgic writing, founded on the mechanisms of perception itself and the relationships created from it, where time becomes the narrative of the piece. The body, immersed in a deep silence, is presented in subtly different ways, engineered among similar figures, sustained by a time that lets envision itself, that let them reveal themselves in their own diversity, as if it were a focusing exercise – where there is a shuttle between the apprehension of the whole body and details of its figure in the space.
The audience, like us, acts in the piece in a relationship of indirect confrontation and that intensify over the time, through the stabilization of an alternating cadency between moments of total darkness and of light, in a line that varies in time and intensities, to immerse in a deep black that slowly is revealed, experienced – and thus amended – always in confrontation with a certain excess of the light. From blindness to the calibration of the view in the dark, in the light: the excess, the mixtures, the differences. And finally, the fall. In the same, another same. 

 

 

 

Direction: Vera Sofia Mota Collaboration: Isabel Simões, Pedro Faria Performance: Isabel Simões Duration: 40 min. Residencies/ Support: Bomba Suicida (Lisbon), Chão de Oliva (Lisbon), Fábrica do Braço de Prata (Lisbon), Atelier RE.AL (Lisbon), Atelier Concorde (Lisbon), MARZ–Galeria (Lisbon) Year: 2010 Coaching João Fiadeiro* Acknowledgements: Ana Santos, Alaíde Costa, Aviva Obst, Carlos Marzia, Gonçalo Marto, Fabrice Ziegler, Filipe Pinto, Henning Lundkvist, João Fiadeiro, Mariana Brandão, Nancy Dantas, Nuno Gueifão, Nuno Nabais, Nuno Oliveira, Paulo Figueiredo, Pedro Baptista, Ruben Soares, Sofia Campos, Sofia Matos, Vasco Sá, Yann Gibert. 

 

*Photos: Carlos Marzia. Presentation: MARZ Gallery, Lisbon, 2010.

**Photos: Fabrice Ziegler. Presentation of the work-in-progress at Fábrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, 2010.

 
 

 

© Vera Sofia Mota 2017