A room of wonder | Rio de Janeiro
An idea that has been charming me for a while. Some time ago, thinking about ways of saving one's memory in this subtle struggle against disappearance, and at the same time involved in a private reflection on an artist's ability to leave traces that can be experienced by other people, I came across the cabinets of curiosities, also called wunderkammer. These wonder rooms were private collections during the Renaissance, individual portrayals of the vastness and sublime of the world in a room. A devotional place, with no apparent rational categorization, but where the display was meant to produce wonder, to incite one's own imaginative recollection of the world.
After the experience in Tokyo, the project comes to Rio de Janeiro and invites to this new room a group of performing artists.
A room of wonder | Rio takes inspiration in these wonder rooms and invites a group of dancers and performers to the adventure of creating a collection of wonders and its translation and insertion in real time in an exhibition room for common share, with no limit of the medias used. A collection of their artistic trajectories, of their daily lives, of their belonging to different histories of the performing arts, of their imaginaries and of their time. A collection of men and women, dancers, choreographers, performers, actors, ordinary people, working collaboratively, sharing tools and knowledge for the creation of one room of wonders.
Inauguration of the exhibition: May 2013, Rio de Janeiro.
António Pedro Lopes (performance maker, performer and singer)
Dyonne Boy (dancer, performer and cultural manager)
Gustavo Ciríaco (performance maker and contextual artist)
Ignacio Aldunate (actor and dancer)
Lucía Russo (dancer, choreographer and cultural manager)
Lucas Bueno (actor and dancer)
Marcela Levi (choreographer and dancer)
Milena Codeço (dancer)
Marta Vieira and Projéteis
FADA - Fundo Municipal para a Dança
Casa da Glória