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18 - 19 December
Ana Teixeira Pinto / Ayoub ElAyady / Daniel Pizamiglio / Jejuno + Sara Graça / Jorge Jácome / Kenneth Goldsmith / Rachel Mars / Vânia Doutel Vaz 

Curfew

Performing Arts
Digital Programme

18 - 19 December

The live streaming runs from 11 pm on Friday, December 18, until 5 am on Saturday. The broadcast will be available until the end of that day.

Performing Arts
Digital Programme
Price Free admission
Streaming
YouTube
Length 6h

Age restriction:

M/16

Lineup (times are approximate)
11pm Vânia Doutel Vaz, ad aeternum
11.45pm Ana Teixeira Pinto, Capitalism with a Transhuman Face
00.30am Jejuno + Sara Graça, Pool u. Pool Original
1.20am Daniel Pizamiglio, PLEASE LOOK AS IF FOR THE FIRST AND LAST TIME
2.05am Rachel Mars, YOUR SEXTS ARE SHIT: OLDER BETTER LETTERS (Middle of the Night Edition)
3am Jorge Jácome, moooooon
3.45am Kenneth Goldsmith, RE:Silience (after John Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing”)
4.30am Ayoub ElAyady, LILA

BIOGRAPHIES

Ana Teixeira Pinto is a cultural theorist living in Berlin. She is visiting professor of art research and media philosophy at HfD Karlsruhe and theory tutor at the Dutch Art Institute. Her writings have appeared in publications such as  ThirdText, Afterall, e-fluxjournal, Inaesthetics, Manifesta Journal, or TextezurKunst. She is the editor of a forth coming book series on the antipolitical turn, to be published by Sternberg Press, and together with Kader Attia and Anselm Franke, she is currently organizing the conference and podcast series The White West, taking place atthe HKW, Berlin.

Ayoub ElAyadi is a young musician from Casablanca, respected for the vibrant and powerful way he plays the guembri.

A musician and sound artist from Lisbon, Mestre André a.k.a. O Morto has worked as a field-recordist, composer and sound designer for film, dance, performance, theatre and videogames.

Daniel Pizamiglio is a Brazilian performer and maker. In Fortaleza he met Portuguese coreographer João Fiadeiro, and moved to Lisbon in 2012, where he now lives and works. He is searching for an encounter between poetry and the body as well as trying to activate the corporality of affection and relationship.

Sara Graça is a visual artist living between Lisbon and London, where she is finishing a Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. She has presented her work both individually and in collaboration for music and film, in projects where she has developed music videos, stage designs and, who knows, stickers.

Sara Rafael is Jejuno since 2014, when she premiered her work at Galeria Zé dos Bois. She uses this pseudonym (named after a part of the human intestine) to present her solo music work made of “cascades of keyboards whence etereal melodies and underground drones rise”, both live and recorded.

Jorge Jácome is a director who frequently collaborates with performing artists. In his work, made up of drifting narratives, he seeks to investigate the relationship between utopias, melancholy, disappearance and desire.

Kenneth Goldsmith is a poet living and working in New York City and Istria. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb, the internet’s largest free archive for avant-garde art, now in its twenty-fifth year.

Rachel Mars is a performance maker and writer with a background in theatre, live art and comedy. She explores the idiosyncratic cultural and political constructs that inform the way we are together, as people, just trying to figure it all out. Her work wrestles with female, Jewish and Queer identities and their intersections.

Vânia Doutel Vaz a.k.a. Vânia Odete was born 35 years ago, and dance has been a part of her life for the last 30, taking her from Portugal to the Netherlands, and from there to the United States, to develop her practice. She questions her identity in both her personal and professional life.

CREDITS

 

ad aeternum  

Vânia Doutel Vaz 

By Vânia Doutel Vaz 

Performed by Vânia Odete 

Filmed and edited by Vânia Doutel Vaz, Sara Morais and Pedro Gancho

 

Jejuno + Sara Graça 

Pool u. Pool Original 

Music Jejuno

Video Sara Graça

 

Daniel Pizamiglio 

PLEASE LOOK AS IF FOR THE FIRST AND LAST TIME

A project by Daniel Pizamiglio  

Based on performance-meetings with Julián Pacomio, Tiago Mansilha, Alina Ruiz Folini, Ana Rita Teodoro, Acauã El Bandido,  Gisela Casimiro, Paolo Gorgoni, Sílvia Pinto Coelho, Gabriela Giffoni, Telma João Santos,  Sónia Baptista, Matheus Martins, Liliana Coutinho, Joana Levi, Jessica Guez, Leonardo  Mouramateus, António Alvarenga, Isis Andreatta, Rafaela Cardeal, Carlos Manuel Oliveira, Carolina Campos, Mauro Soares, João Fiadeiro, André e. Teodósio, Felipe Ribeiro, João  dos Santos Martins, Fernanda Eugénio, Duarte Bénard da Costa, Alexandre Pereira   

Devising, video and sound Daniel Pizamiglio   

Editing João Nunes   

Initial research supported by (RE=)INICIAÇÃO | Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte   

Acknowledgements Miguel Oliva Teles (outside eye), Rogério Nuno Costa (interlocutor), to all those who’ve contributed directly or indirectly to the first stage of this research.  

 

Rachel Mars 

YOUR SEXTS ARE SHIT: OLDER BETTER LETTERS (Middle of the Night Edition)

Written and Performed by Rachel Mars

With Victor Esses, Paula Varjack, Vera Chok and Lesley Ewen

Sound Dinah Mullen

Production Manager and Digital Adaptation Lincoln Campbell 

 

Jorge Jácome 

moooooon  

By Jorge Jácome 

Cinematography Marta Simões 

Sound Shugo Tekina 

Music Raw Forest 

Supported by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa – Fundo de Emergência Social – Cultura

 

Ayoub ElAyady  

LILA

Gimbri and voice Ayoub ElAyady

Percussion and voice Khalid Boulhamam

Electronics O Morto

To contain the spread of COVID-19, in most Portuguese municipalities people are required to remain indoors from 11pm to 5am. During the six hours of a curfew, Teatro do Bairro Alto presents eight intimate pieces online – live-streamed or commissioned to help us face one of the longest nights in the longest of years. In Casablanca, London, Lisbon, Berlin or New York, music, images, words and gestures combine and take the shape of ritual and lecture, letter and gathering, flux and sleeplessness. Waiting for the days to grow longer again.   

 

11pm

ad aeternum  

Vânia Doutel Vaz 

How multiple can a situation experienced by one single person be? To whom do the ideas belong? ad aeternum does not live of answers. It inhabits the moments before something becomes one single thing. A portal for the imagination. The multiplicity that transpires from an image, a sound, is embodied.

Performance

 

11:45pm

Ana Teixeira Pinto 

Capitalism with a Transhuman Face

The most salient feature of the far-right movement, which became known as the alt-right is its relation with IT, rather than with the diminished expectations of the post-industrial working class. This, I would argue, points to a new configuration of fascist ideology taking shape under the aegis of, and working in tandem with, neoliberal governance. If every rise of Fascism bears witness to a failed revolution, one could say that the rise of cryptofascist tendencies within the tech industry bears witness to the failures of the “digital revolution,” whose promises of a post-scarcity economy and socialized capital never came to pass. From this perspective the online cultural wars are a proxy for a greater battle around de-Westernization, Imperialism and white hegemony.

This conference will be in portuguese.

Conference

 

00:30am

Jejuno + Sara Graça 

Pool u. Pool Original 

Pool u. Pool Original is a live performance with sound by Jejuno and image by Sara Graça. In the comfort of our homes, this stream lets itself be introduced by the familiar Bluegrass hit:

 

“Challenge level from high to low, 

just like skill.

Do you believe in flow?

Oh, through the day, hello!

Said Pool to Pool.

Diabolo, plate spinning, devil sticks,

hooping, yo-yo, and hat manipulation.

No one answered.

Pool was looking at the things she enjoyed in life,

so she could take them to the next next.

To the next world.

 

Is anyone gonna tell me goodnight or do I have to do it myself?

Is anyone gonna tell me goodnight or do I have to do it myself?”

 

Music and video

 

1:20am

Daniel Pizamiglio 

PLEASE LOOK AS IF FOR THE FIRST AND LAST TIME

Between April and June, following the first period of lockdown, Brazilian performer and maker Daniel Pizamiglio set up a series of encounters with a diverse group of people in different locations across Lisbon. In the face of a situation where an encounter is itself both a threat and that which is under threat, the aim was to preserve what little affect could still be salvaged – constrained, as it was, by the needs of health and safety measures. As a starting point, in each of these encounters, hands explore the insistence on a touch that had become impossible. And the eyes sought to think and perform being with the other, regarded as if it were the first and last time. For Curfew, he prepared an edit of these filmed encounters.

 

Performance

 

2:05am

Rachel Mars 

YOUR SEXTS ARE SHIT: OLDER BETTER LETTERS (Middle of the Night Edition)

This year Rachel was due to tour her show – a filthy, funny and intimate piece, triangulating the sex and love letters of long dead artists, contemporary sexts and a meditation on the construction of the queer female body.  

For Curfew, she is bringing a live digital edition, using the sources of the original show – letters, sexts and candid storytelling – and adding the option of live participation from middle of the night viewers. 

 

Performance

 

3:00am

Jorge Jácome 

moooooon   

Drawing on comments about YouTube relaxation videos for people who are alone and/or cannot sleep, and footage of the moon captured on super 16 mm film transferred into digital form, moooooon imagines a transformation of the physical stages of the moon, speculating about the possibility of its materiality being fluid.

 

Performance

 

3:45am

Kenneth Goldsmith 

RE:Silience (after John Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing”)

RE:Silience is a reworking of John Cage’s iconic 1960 spoken word piece “Lecture on Nothing” to reflect the twenty-first century concerns of the digital world and the current pandemic. In a time in which mostly “nothing” is happening, Cage’s piece has new and relevant implications for art, creativity, and politics in a time of lockdown and social distancing.

 

Performance

 

4:30am

Ayoub ElAyady  

LILA

Lila is the Arabic word for night and is also the name of the liturgic ceremony manifested in a trance, as a process of healing and therapy, through a ritual of sensory immersion conducted by music (gnawa), incense, colour and dance. From sunset to dawn, seven colours are revealed, associated with different rhythms and stages of ecstasy. In LILA, Ayoub ElAyady, Khalid Boulhamam and O Morto summarily travel through the seven colours of the nocturnal ritual in all its scope – using both the form of tradition and electronic manipulation.

 

Music

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