By and with: JOÃO FIADEIRO
In collaboration with Paula Caspão
Premier in October 2008 at Teatro Chão de Oliva, Sintra
Re-enactment in November 2014 at Atelier Real, Lisbon
Performance: João Fiadeiro
Concept and texts: João Fiadeiro and Paula Caspão
Dramaturgic and rehearsal assistance: Carolina Campos
Foto: Patrícia Almeida
“Este corpo que me ocupa” is presented in the frame of eXplore festival, with the support of The Portuguese Embassy in Romania and The Camões Institut.
If I had to summaries my modus operandi in a single word, that which motivates and defines me as an artist, I would say that I function and work with the “remains”. The “remains” is what is left behind, that which was forgotten (for, there is no perfect crime). The “remains” is what creates “emptiness”. And it is the proof of the absence of presence. Or, more precisely, it is the presence of an absence. It is in the “remains” that we find the evidence that provides the beginning for the impossible task of re-building the world, once and again. I am attracted to this idea of knowing that something was here before me and that what remained, resisted.
The remaining is also what lies between the body and “the presence of the other in the body”, a permanent flight towards things that are not yet, towards things that might be(come). And this is what I am concerned about: how to show what is not there. How to work with such volatile a material as emptiness? How to present the “in-between” of things? And even more difficult, how to perform it? (João Fiadeiro)