The video is one of the Microdoc of the residencies within Cultivamos Cultura premises and presents the Biofriction artistic research of Simona Deaconescu and Vanessa Godman during their residency at Cultivamos Cultura.
In the video, Vanessa and Simona explore their project BLOT. BLOT proposes a series of performative situations that explore movement in relation to the bacteria in our body. The show aims to rethink the body as an interconnected system, strong and fragile at the same time. The body is stripped of the social meanings determined by language and redefines itself through a continuous dialogue about coexistence. The two artists work on stage with seemingly invisible connections, but without which the human body could not function.
BLOT is a co-production between Tangaj Collective (Bucharest, RO) and Action at a Distance (Vancouver, CA), based on close collaboration in work ethics, body visions, artistic dialogue and exchange of resources between the two founding choreographers of organizations. The project benefited from a research residency at Cultivamos Cultura, in Sao Luis, Portugal following the selection of the two choreographers as resident artists in the Biofriction, a European BioArt project, co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
MicroDoc by Pavel Tavares