Presente Invisível Exhibition
BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts 2023
CHORUS 1.8 - latente
Underground paths are
fruitful avenues for creation and reconstruction. They generate movements and
reformulations of existences.
In the archaeological
transmission of gestures, they spread branches that grow in urban voids,
building hidden survival strategies.
Coro dos Assombrados by Zia Soares.
Performance in dialogue with the CHORUS 1.8 - latente installation.
“‘Coro dos Assombrados’ takes place in the mouth. It goes from mouth to mouth until it enters mine. I swallow broken skins and the bones of bodies that come from over there, from the other side, mixed with shoes and laments, to find me. The devouring mouth has to expel these salty corals. And after bleeding the salt from the wounds, the mouth, armoured, it falls asleep in the night of sparkling silences.” (Zia Soares)
Text: Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida
Installation: Neusa Trovoada
Video and interaction: Cláudia Sevivas
Interpretation: Zia Soares, Carlos Trovoada
Co-production: SO WING/BoCA
Support: Biblioteca de Belém – Rede de Bibliotecas de Lisboa, Divergente, ESTC – Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Espaço Tabanka, Qi news
CHORUS 1.8 is a project funded by the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts.
Borys Dmytruk / BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts 2023