sexta-feira, julho 27, 2012

setting up the stage...

main ingredient: Olive Oil... makes the poles slide better.

with: James Reynolds; John King; Stephan Koplowitz; Peter Case; Daniel Pinheiro; Mary Fulham

video by: Sarah Lederman


Photo by Andrea Messana

Coming to this point IDENTITY PROJECT, started out in New York at CultureHub, Inc. (Seoul Institute of the Arts / LaMaMa Etc) within a Portuguese Internship Programme (INOVART/DGARTES – Portugal) this project has grown into more than just an artistic research about the problematic of instant labeling which most people make of each other; this work-in-progress is the sketch about the possibility of a live-video-performance device working upon the concept of Identity; TO BE CONTINUED…

Daniel Pinheiro, Tiago Bôto (P) | Identity Project (Work in Progress)
Videoarte / Performance Art
Il lavoro affronta il tema dell’identità a partire dal rapporto simbiotico tra identità e processi naturali e biologici, esplorando classificazioni usate in tassonomia per comunicare ed interpretare ciò che è interno ed esterno all’individuo. Il progetto continua il lavoro di ricerca avviato presso il laboratorio Culture Hub di New York, durante l’autunno/inverno 2011, reso possibile grazie ad un contributo del programma portoghese INOV-ART. Indentity project mescola il teatro e la performance art, al live-video. I performer infatti interagiscono in scena con le immagini riprodotte dal vivo delle loro stesse azioni.

CANTIERE OBERDAN | 26/07 – 21.00H | 27/07 – 19.30H

Concept/Performers: Daniel Pinheiro e Tiago Bôto
Dramaturgy: Tiago Bôto
Video: Daniel Pinheiro
Voices: Charlotte Brathwaite, Claire Buckingham, Jesse Ricke, Lindsey Medeiros, Michael Burke
Multimedia: Eduardo Morais

Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Núcleo de Experimentação Coreográfica; GDA – Gabinete dos Direitos dos Artistas; Instituto Português da Juventude

Special thanks to: CultureHub, Inc. and LaMaMa Umbria International

Thank you notes: Billy Clark, Lindsey Medeiros, Jesse Ricke, Charlotte Brathwaite, Michael Burke, Claire Buckingham, John Jessurun, LaMaMa E.T.C., Cristiana Rocha, Samuel Guimarães, Inês Vicente, Constança Carvalho Homem, Eduardo Morais, Fátima São Simão, Luís Brandão, Nerina Cocchi, Andrea Messana, David Diamond, Mia Yoo…

Tags: Identity; Performance; Video; Live-stream; Judith Butler; Susan Sontag; Jean-Luc Nancy; Gilles Deleuze; Duane Michals; Jean Baudrillard

quinta-feira, julho 26, 2012

sleepy heads...

quarta-feira, julho 25, 2012

bem vindo!!

terça-feira, julho 24, 2012

segunda-feira, julho 23, 2012

sunset elegies

Watching the sunset yesterday up at the hill was one of the greatest experiences ever in my life... In the silent abyss between us and the sun ahead Time took over all of us showing us the rotation of the earth around the sun and within its own core. Reminding us of how tiny and (in)significant we all are, yes SIGNIFICANT within our insignificance.
Bodies stood still watching the orange sun balancing with the moon behind us, at that moment the sound of nature was the most important frequency in my brain and I don't even remember the wind that preluded the rain that in fact never happened.
In those few minutes that took for the sun to rise somewhere else in the world I felt warm and happy that I was giving myself time to watch such an event; a greatness that overcomes all the fears that wobble in my mind at this moment or at any other moment...

(...) Duino Elegies: The Fourth Elegy

We grew, of course, and sometimes were impatient
in growing up, half for the sake of pleasing those
with nothing left but their own grown-upness.
Yet, when alone, we entertained ourselves
with what alone endures, we would stand there
in the infinite space that spans the world and toys,
upon a place, which from the first beginnniing
had been prepared to serve a pure event.

(...) Rainer Maria Rilke | Translated by Albert Ernest Flemming

domingo, julho 22, 2012

yesterday at LaMaMa SpoletOpen Festival

La MaMa SpoletOpen Festival


CultureHub presents

technical director Billy Clark
camera operator Lindsey Medeiros
visuals by Joshue Ott & Jesse Ricke
editor Jesse Ricke

performed at The Skirball Center at NYU for the LaMaMa Spring Gala

sábado, julho 21, 2012

sexta-feira, julho 20, 2012


quarta-feira, julho 18, 2012

next step: celebration of the self?

And what I assume you shall assume;
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my Soul;
I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes—the shelves are crowded with perfumes;
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and like it;
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.

The atmosphere is not a perfume—it has no taste of the distillation—it is odorless;
It is for my mouth forever—I am in love with it;
I will go to the bank by the wood, and become undisguised and naked;
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.

read more of Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.

at LaMaMa for the Symposium:

John Moran

Session 2: July 17 – 31, 2012

La MaMa Umbria International, Spoleto, Italy

terça-feira, julho 17, 2012

mean and vicious

on the way to...

the trees build out of organic lines,
the body holds the years
together, in harmony, human and nature.
frail bodies that support within
wisdom and beauty
extended to an horizon that carries the sky...

quinta-feira, julho 12, 2012

she says:

everything is ok. there's is nothing wrong with my life...

you know when, sometimes, you just wake up in the morning and everything seems so easy, like you're capable of changing everything ahead, you can actually see with an infinity amount of clairvoyance and then you just realize that you're just the same person you were the night before, that the tempest you were fighting the night before is still the same and it keeps on growing to different directions and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it... nothing.

but everything is ok. everything is ok. everything is just the same as it was and there's nothing I can do about it because, even though I try to blame the past and how things happened in the past, I'm living in the NOW. yes, the NOW. and now everything is ok. He sleeps quietly next to me, and there's nothing I can do to change that. Nothing... everything... Now it's just the present and soon I will remember it, very soon actually; I will remember how sometimes I wake up and things seem so easy to change, how I feel in these moments where I can see clearly ahead and realize that there is so much I could have done. I keep saying to my self: everything is ok. there's nothing wrong with my life. nothing...

quarta-feira, julho 11, 2012

wearing blue for cleaning the blue room... :)

being part of the family

Here I am... In Italy, trying to figure it all out. People often say that you have to step out of your confort zone in order to find yourself, and although that wasn't one of my main goals that's also one of the things that I keep wondering about. What AM I DOING HERE?
I guess the answer is not something you could easily answer. Yesterday, in between talks, someone said that there is no right answer for that, that you just have to wait and see what comes out of it.
I feel like I'm part of this random family that keeps changing ever since I became part - or felt like it - of the LaMaMa family in NY.
I guess things happen to you if you fight for them, and specially if you let yourself be free enough to keep the flow of events happening after you've made all arrangements for something new to happen, when you create the environment where new things can happen. That's how I feel right now, all together with a feeling of unaccomplishment which I still haven't figured out what it is indeed, or what makes me feel that way.
I guess it has nothing to do with the ability of meeting new and interesting people, because fortunately - once again - that's happening here, being surrounded by people that are part of that ever floating family that keeps shifting and that changed in the last few months my feeling of belonging; it's not about feeling that I don't belong anywhere, it's about changing values and goals of what I believe that will make me feel that I'm living a full and enjoyable life.

HAPPINESS VS. JOY... I wonder.

... and it's wonderful, to feel as part of a bigger family tahn just your own, and at the same time there something to it of belonging to a bigger unknown thing, something you can't control...

Almost a year ago I had no idea that 2012 would be the year where so many things were about to change, and maybe that (?) keeps looking like an obstacle instead of me looking at it as an opportunity, a window to bigger picture that I knew I wanted to happen but that I wasn't ready to deal with it considering that all of this information has brought me to this place in life where the only thing I know is taht I don't don't nothing and that 'certainties' are (logical) fallacies you build in order to know the world as a safe place where you are allowed to habit and change as you may please. So you surround yourself with questions that will keep on building those fallacies and drive rationally through life, and inside I always feel that there's an insticnt which I let my self follow and from which I take so many risks which as soon as take them I question them, bringing myself to the same place where I was before - always a new before, a before that keeps changing, mutating...

considering the present moment, I feel that I am enjoyning this new before, and that I would stop questioning it since whatever it was that brought me here is in fact what I want and where I need to be.

terça-feira, julho 10, 2012

The Future...

For example:

It’s 2084. Money has been abolished and people exchange information products as tokens of exchange. States have become ungovernable and borders have been redrawn by powerful individuals. Art has fully colonized life and every aspect of daily existence has become aesthetic. What used to be museums have now become data centers. Being is perpetual self-design. No one has a profession. There is no more work. A group of people may meet in a city that was once called Berlin, and there they will discuss the possibilities for independent cultural production…

open auditions . learn more [here]

domingo, julho 08, 2012

saying: i love you


Cut Piece (1964)
March 21, 1965 at Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC.
Filmed by Albert & David Maysles.

sábado, julho 07, 2012


sexta-feira, julho 06, 2012

stairway to heaven

via Instagram

quarta-feira, julho 04, 2012

domingo, julho 01, 2012

flea market this morning

via Instagram