Talking to Eleonora Fabião

“Things that need to be done” – artistic experimentation and political imagination

At this meeting I propose that we reflect on the expanded scene – an expansion that concerns not only the absorption of any matter in the world in processes of artistic creation, but also experimentation with the very notion of art. In this sense, I will present actions that I have been carrying out with collaborators in different contexts – festivals, biennials, galleries and often on the streets. We will talk about ways of creating, producing and circulating performances and, specifically, about a compositional procedure that I have been developing over the years, the “performative program”. We will talk about ways of dealing with institutions and confronting coloniality. We will ask ourselves: what is important to add to our world today? What actions, images, sensibilities? What relational modes? What arts do we want to create and what worlds do we want to create with our arts?

Eleonora Fabião is a performer and performance theorist. She holds actions, exhibitions, lectures, teaches and publishes internationally. Things that need to be done (Performa Biennial, NY 2015) is the title of a work and also a way of referring to the practice. Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Graduate in Theater Directing and Postgraduate in Performing Arts. PhD and Master in Performance Studies (New York University) and Master in Social History of Culture (PUC-Rio). CNPq-level 2 researcher.

Date: October, 27th | 11:30 am
Venue: Room B 112.C School of Arts and Huminities of the University of Lisbon

Data de início: 27/10/2023 12:00 am



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