anything

performance, 2011

'anything' the electricity stopped when the performance started, performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything' sandwich bottle of water and paper napkin, performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything' changing the ingredients order of the sandwich, performance at PUC/SP universaty Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 'anything', performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011 Students of professor Lucia Agra's his performance art theory class at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011.
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'anything' the electricity stopped when the performance started, performance at PUC/SP university Sao Paulo, 2011

What happens if the table becomes my shoe?  During a one-month tour in 2011 presenting performances through Chile, Uruguay and Brazil, I stayed a couple of days at Lucio Agra’s apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Lucio is professor at the PUC/SP university in Sao Paulo teaching performance art theory.  In return to show my gratitude for Lucio’s kindness, hospitality and sharing his stories about performance art, I gave a talk for his students about my work and performed ‘anything’.  At that period I was using often text in my performances, but being in the South of America, realizing that English wasn’t accessible for everyone and me not able to exchange the language for Spanish or Portuguese I wanted to avoid text.  The challenge was to stay in the same frame of mind as ‘understanding misunderstanding’ which is a textual performance made for FEM8 a meeting for live-art in Girona, Spain, 2011.  Before I entered to classroom I bought in the canteen a sandwich with a slice of chicken, lettuce and grated carrots.  In the performance I settled down in front of the classroom at the teachers desk.  I first changed the order of the sandwich its content and expended this with other objects on my table which gradually evolved joining in the furniture, my clothes and myself.

 
Video registration and editing by Andrez Lean Ghizze