with Fernanda Branco
cartographies of presence
29th of September to 4th of October 2014
The act of performing is intricately related to the present moment. Mapping different aspects of presence the work will allow an embodied mind of the performer to come forth. The performer as an active observer inside the work: the double self, as a transmitter in real-time: the water flowing in a river.
. physical and vocal trainings - extra-ordinary corporealities and hidden sounds
. creation of solo works - visual contents as fragmented poetic narratives
An artistic development towards the act of being present, passing through:
presence X absence
movement X stillness
word X silence
clarity X obscurity
and most of all, what is in between them
Fernanda Branco is a performer from Brazil based in Norway since 2006. Her work crosses the boundaries between contemporary forms of theater, dance and visual art within performance art. Investigating presence, to re-discover in herself other corporealities, while establishing a perceptual communication between her and the viewer.
In Norway she is artistic director of MoA and ATCS - laboratory for performance practices. In Brazil Branco is represented by the multi-media label TAL-TechArtLab. In Europe she is co-funder of the performance company: Branco-Hase Collaboration.