Material Fatigue: Dinis Machado (PT)

Site Specific for Nowhere

This is a structuralist revisitation of walking and standing activities, where stepping is multiplied and unfolded into a densified activity. Looking back into series of practices where materialist ideas of citizenship are central, a spiral restatement of being and belonging here, arises. As a material event rather than a conceptual truth: presence turns gesture into an activity. Unfolding a blurry and uncanny identity, this pedestrian activity is developed into a dance or a ritual where movement dwells and maps sets of relations with the space in which the performance is happening. Light design by Fabian Nyman.

With an education on Dance and Visual Arts, the works of Dinis Machado develop from the crossing point of this two areas: were the concrete gesture of plastic construction is reclaimed and worked as choreographic material.