- this place by sara manente & marcos simoes © marcelo mardones
- this place by sara manente & marcos simoes
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This place starts from the idea of displacement as motor, vector, generator of physical movement, sense and values. In their new project Sara Manente and Marcos Simoes want to apply this notion to the proximity between things and things in a relational process. For example all the elements of an artistic creation: being objects, performers, words and audience. According to them, “This place” is in different moments: the virtual space between the partners in an artistic couple, the constellation of the encounter between the people involved, the space of transference, mutual understanding/misunderstanding and even the place where paranormal communication influence the work. The project wants to shape a performative situation on each location and show it not as a work in progress but as a temporary object.
Marcos Simoes and Sara Manente invite an “artistic couple”. Meaning two people generally working together and being really close or actually related. For two weeks they share a working space and a common ground of practices for displacement with the aim of reshaping it and creating a new object for the public. The invitation to join the project can be followed by a counter proposal, a first “displacement” to the project itself. The aim is to show the result of each residency as one variation of the project - “the displacement”-.
The project consist of every single as well as all the variations together.
- Concept/creation: Sara Manente & Marcos Simoes
- Performance/creation for the previous and coming performances: Marc Vives & Aimar Pérez Gali (26.07.2013); Guillem Mont de Palol & Jorge Dutor (16.11.2013); Lilia Mestre & Davis Freeman (12.12.2013); Jaime & Norberto Llopis, Marcos Navarro (18.01.2014); Mette Edvardsen, Philippe Beloul & Heiko Gölzer (1.03.2014); Edurne & Clara Rubio (20.03.2014)
- Research period: Kyung Ae Ro & Jeong Eon-ji
- Production: CABRA vzw
- Executive producer: Mokum vzw
- Supported by l’Estruch (Sabadell), Workspacebrussels, Wp Zimmer (Antwerp), Zsenne Artlab (Brussels), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk).
- Research supported in part by Asian Arts Theatre's 2012 Project Development Initiative, funded by Office for Hub City of Asian Culture in Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
- With the support of the Flemish Community
- Thanks to Bains Connective Brussels, la Poderosa (Barcelona)
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Sara Manente (Italy, 1978)
graduated in Communication Science (Bologna) and completed the post-master a.p.t/A.pass in Performing Arts in Antwerp. She created projects that have a choreographical starting point but also touch the ﬁeld of visual arts: Democratic forest, a practical and theoretical research in collaboration with Alessandra Bergamaschi about movement of masses, crowds and communities (www.democraticforest.com), the video Some performances in collaboration with Ondine Cloez and Michiel Reynaert, the dance performance Lawaai means hawaai, selected for the prix Jardin d’europe 2009, Grand Tourists in collaboration with Ondine Cloez and Michiel Reynaert (grandtourists.weebly.com) and the lecture performance not not a lecture. two commentaries (2010) together with Constanze Schellow. In December 2011 her newest dance performance, the quartet Faire un Four, premiered in Monty (Antwerp). At the moment she is working on This place with Marcos Simoes. She works as a performer for Aitana Cordero Vico and Kate McIntosh.
Sara Manente is one of the founding members of the association CABRA vzw (http://cabra.weebly.com/) facilitating the work of seven artists: Sara Manente, Marcos Simoes, Norberto Llopis, Jaime Llopis, Santiago Ribelles Zorita, Kyung Ae Ro and Varinia Canto Vila.
Marcos Simoes (Portugal, 1975)
lives in Brussels. He studied civil engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. He attended the intensive course of SNDO and the contemporary dance programme at the University Miguel Hernandez in Altea, Spain. He created and performed three pieces in collaboration with Sara Manente: Palyndrome, Eye in the Sky and Instructions. He completed the post-master a.p.t/A.pass in Performing Arts in Antwerp where he presented several works around his concept: The LaughingBody. He created Eskimo presented in Monty (Antwerpen) and at workspacebrussels' Working Title Platform #01 (Brussels).
He is currently working as an interpreter in Sara Manente’s Faire un four, and in two different collaboration projects, Ai! with the Portuguese choreographic artist Lilia Mestre and the other On Path, with the visual artist Marcelo Mardones. He’s one of the founding members of the association CABRA vzw (http://cabra.weebly.com/). Recently he started a new project with Sara Manente called This Place.