HOW NOT TO BE UNDERSTOOD? 2020
A solo performance
A solo performance
In this project Marcos Simões approaches Art as a Spirit. A Spirit that surrounds the artist and that is continuously active during the process, making appearances in unpredictable ways - as if coming from an apparent space of nothingness. The formless looking for a form, the infinite looking for the finite (shape) and again to the infinite through the viewer.
«In order to grasp this presence, I worked on the idea of a collection - an art related collection of images presented in the format of videos. Intrigued by the idea of how through a collection made from fragments or pieces I could create a Spirit. And how this Art Spirit could work as an invisible dramaturg. A presence in continuous movement, that follows, influences, appears and collaborates with me while shaping the work. »
In this solo performance Marcos Simões uses the body, video and a length of a cloth as mediums. The performance works as a spiritual séances, a rite to reflect on art as a shape shifter and a process that continuously connects the visible and the invisible, the finite and the infinite, the one and the many.
Not yet a solo piece or a solo piece yet to come, How not to be understood ? is a love relation with Art. Love as a passage into the other, a process of alterity and deterritorialisation, an out of body experience into the multiplicity of the other - a creative force.
Art as Love.
Created & performed by Marcos Simoes Light design Estelle Gautier Sound design Christophe Albertijn Scenography and costumes An Breugelmans External eyes Edurne Rubio / Lilia Mestre / Sara Manente Assistent Jonas Chéreau Photography Marcelo Mardones
Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), C-takt (Neerpelt), WpZimmer (Antwerp)
With the support of
Vooruit (Ghent), Winternights Festival (Maastricht)
Circolando (Porto), SZenne Art Lab (Brussels)
link to the full performance
“ART IS BY NATURE A SHAPE-SHIFTER”
An interview with Marcos Simões, by Eva Decaesstecker (Kaaitheater, March 2022)