HOMEWORK

Inspired by the Fluxus movement, in which artists wrote instructions to be activated by the public inside museums, BoCA now invites artists to write instructions for activation at home. Every Monday, new scores are shared that challenge the audience to a dialogue between the outside and the inside, the body and the imagination.

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WEEK 3

MAY 4: Alexandra Pirici (Romania / Germany)
Titles: Social Media for Kitchen or Bathroom (2020)
Living-Room Mutualism (2020)

This week begins with another Homework, this time by the artist and choreographer Alexandra Pirici, one of the most requested names in the current performance circuit. Pirici’s artistic practice involves thinking, “updating” and performing history through the body, questioning the fixation of memory and heritage in a given time and space. “Social Media for Kitchen or Bathroom” and “Living-Room Mutualism” are the response to BoCA’s invitation.

The performative work of Alexandra Pirici (born in 1982, Bucharest, Romania, currently living between Bucharest and Berlin) addresses the political potential of aesthetics, connecting movement – specifically the body and its energy – to a re-reading of the historical and artistic narratives historical. It produces live performances or sculptures, with performers who refer to sculptures or monuments existing in specific contexts. Its first actions in Bucharest took place in the context of the economic crisis and continued cuts in the arts budget; namely “If You Don’t Want Us, We Want You” (2011), which confronted the placement of human bodies in relation to heroic, sometimes controversial sculptures or monuments in public spaces in Bucharest. Conceived as a protest action against the cultural policy of the state, these interventions produced frictions with play and humor, de-monumentalizing official populist art with the living presence of the human scale. The central point of its practice is to question the role of performance in relation to the economy of current events. By continuing to interrogate and inquire about the possibility of collective bodies in space and time, Pirici’s work attentively provides an important insight into the digital and human age.

Next Performances

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  • O Barco / The Boat

    13 April 2024 — 14 April 2024
    Inhotim, Brumadinho (Brasil)

    GRADA KILOMBA

    From 13 April, Galeria Galpão of Inhotim Institute will host O Barco / The Boat by Grada Kilomba, a sculptural, performative and poetic work commissioned by BoCA 2021 and presented for the first time in Brazil.

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  • The Talking Car

    18 April 2024 — 19 April 2024
    deSingel

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    14 September 2024
    Festival Escena Patrimonio

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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