Performance ”Site Specific for Nowhere” by Dinis Machado
Date and time:
Sundays 21 October–6 January (except 4 November) at 14.00 and 16.00
Tuesdays 23 October–18 December at 13.00 and 18.00
Place: between the foyer and the exhibition, floor 4
Price: free admission
Booking: no booking required
Duration: ca 45 min
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.