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Dinis Machado, Out In Space (Experiences on Autonomy), 2013 A performance series by Dinis Machado. Produced by BARCO. Project developed within the research context of the Choreography MA at DOCH © Dinis Machado

Performance by Dinis Machado

Every Tuesday and Sunday you can experience Dinis Machado’s performance ”Site Specific for Nowhere”. It is a choreography about how to appropriate a new space, making it one’s own. The work is performed by Machado himself, who explores the surrounding space through irregular variations of frequency and intensity.

Dinis Machado

Dinis Machado, born 1987 in Porto, operates in the interface between art and dance, moving effortlessly within both fields. In the work ”Site Specific for Nowhere”, he refers to a series of earlier works exploring materialist ideas on citizenship. ”Site Specific for Nowhere” is a choreography that was not created for a particular place but becomes specific for each site where it is staged, as it arises in close dialogue with the features of the actual location.

The work is performed by Machado himself alone, exploring the chosen space with a variety of activities, such as walking and standing, in an ever-intensifying, spiral movement. Step by step, Machado circles the place with his presence and creates a charged space within the space with his movements. Gradually, the territorial claims of his motions go from ambition to concrete fact, insisting on the right to occupy the space and belong there.

Dinis Machado, Site Specific For Nowhere, 2017 A performance by Dinis Machado. Produced by BARCO (SE). Comissioned and co-produced by Material Fatigue/Norbergfestival 2017 curated by Frida Sandström (SE) and Aleksei Borisionok (BY). Photo: Lucian Brateanu
Dinis Machado, Site Specific For Nowhere, 2017 A performance by Dinis Machado. Produced by BARCO (SE). Comissioned and co-produced by Material Fatigue/Norbergfestival 2017 curated by Frida Sandström (SE) and Aleksei Borisionok (BY). Photo: Lucian Brateanu

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