Overlapping Memories

OVERLAPPING MEMORIES

WEEKLY RECAP #6

Text by Ulisses Carrilho
Photographs by Hick Duarte,Victor Nomoto and Victor Takayama
Wednesday, April 22 - 2015

The seventh week of Terra Comunal - MAI has begun, only one more week to go. Terra Comunal translates to “Common Ground” in English, and the exhibition is about time and space, new forms of interaction, and reinforcing a sense of community while fostering collective consciousness through art.

Thousands of visitors have experienced the Abramovic Method; and eight Brazilian artists have presented numerous long durational performances.

Highlights from the past week include Marina Abramovic's sixth lecture on performance art, the fourth Serão Performático by Grupo EmpreZa, with stone as its main theme, and a re-performance by Andrea Boiller at the “In Between” space.

#1 Tue, April 14

Ongoing activities and long durational performances by Paula Garcia (Body Crumbling), Rubiane Maia (The Garden), Maurício Ianês (The Bond), Fernando Ribeiro (The Typewriter), and Grupo EmpreZa (Vesuvius).

At night, "Jantar na Relva:” a dinner that requires attendees to remain nude throughout the event. The dinner takes place in the area built for Mauricio Ianês's performance "The Bond".

#2 Wed, April 15

Marina Abramovic delivers her sixth lecture on performance art, introducing the term “public body,” speaking about the relation between the artist's body and the public in long durational performance.
Read about the sixth lecture highlights here.

#3 Thu, April 16

Another chance to watch the long durational performances by Paula Garcia (Body Crumbling), Rubiane Maia (The Garden), Maurício Ianês (The Bond), Fernando Ribeiro (The Typewriter), and Grupo EmpreZa (Vesuvius).

#4 Fri and Sat, April 17 & 18

Grupo EmpreZa performs for the entire day, focusing on the element of stone. This Serão Performático is the forth in a series of six performances that comprise the project Vesuvius.
Read about the Serão Performático highlights here.

Andrea Boller re-performs "Freeing the Body" (courtesy of collection of Museum Ludwig, Germany), originally performed by Marina Abramovic in 1976. The piece deals with the artist confronting exhaustion by dancing to the beat of a drum for six hours.

#5 Sun, April 19

A Q&A session with Brazilian artists selected by Abramovic takes place at the “In Between” space. It is an oportunity for them to present their portfolios and projects, and to receive critiques from Abramovic herself, as well as from the public.


Terra Comunal - MAI is free and open to the public until May 10, 2015 @SESC Pompeia, São Paulo - Brazil.