VIDEO PERFORMANCE, 2003
RED A HUNDRED 40
This videoperformance was strongly influenced by an experience learned from the women of a community in the Epuyen Valley, Patagonia/Argentina, who dilute their menstrual blood in water to be thrown on the dry plants and trees of their region. By doing so, they believe to heal those plants and revere the ancestral connection between the feminine and the Earth.
By proposing a new circuit to my menstrual blood, I question the social and cultural perceptions concerning the female fluids. Red a Hundred 40 is a personal rite to reconnect myself with my own body. The title of the work refers to my 140th menstrual cycle. Readings of The Dialectic of the Exterior and Interior, by Gaston Bachelard and How do you make yourself a body without organs?, by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari also influenced this work.
2003 | 00:4:17 | Brazil | Silent | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DVD
Concept and Performance by Cristiane Bouger
Video Photography by Luan Voigt
Light Design by Renata Peterlini
Video Editing by Luan Voigt and Iuri Alencar
EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
NEW YORK CITY, USA
2015 The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.
2012-2013 Immoderate Bodies – Couve-Flor Video Performances, at chashama 461 Gallery. December 14, 2012–January 5, 2013.
2014 Mostra de Vídeoarte MON/UNESPAR, Museu Oscar Niemeyer – Auditório Poty Lazzarotto. Organized by Fernando Severo and Tiago Alvarez. Videos from Circuitos Compartilhados were curated by Newton Goto. December 6, 2014.
2014 Circuitos Compartilhados, Sarau SESI–Casa Heitor Stockler de França. December 20–21, 2014. Curated by Newton Goto.
2009–2010 O Corpo na Cidade – Performance em Curitiba, Centro Cultural Solar do Barão. October 2009–February 2010. Curated by Paulo Reis.
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Cinemateca de Curitiba. Curated by Newton Goto.
2005 Em Corpo & Net, as part of Circuitos em Vídeo, Ateliê de Criação Teatral – ACT. Curated by Newton Goto.
2004 Ocupação Performance-Rave at Casa Hoffmann.
2003 Casa Hoffmann – Center for Movement Studies, as part of Projeto Bolsistas 2003. December 2003.
The videoperformance Red a Hundred 40 was shown as part of its homonymous performance-installation.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
2010 Performance Art Brazil Festival, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – MAM-RJ, on March 22, 2010. Video Program Curated by Paulo Reis.
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados – Ciclo de Vídeo-Arte, IART/UERJ. Curated by Newton Goto.
2005 V::I::D::E – Video Screening, presented during the 1st Live Art Meeting of Rio de Janeiro. Curated by Alex Cassal.
2004 13th Panorama RioArte Festival, presented with Red 140 performance-installation, as part of Da Casa program, at Teatro Carlos Gomes, Rio de Janeiro. November 2004. Panorama was curated by Lia Rodrigues, and Da Casa performances were selected by Casa Hofmann’s former curators, Andrea Lerner and Rosane Chamecki.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, as part of Encontros SESC/Videobrasil, SESC – Avenida Paulista. December 2008. Curated by Newton Goto.
2006 Circuitos Compartilhados, as part of Reverberações 2006 Festival. November, 2006. Curated by Newton Goto.
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Casa de Cultura da UEL. Curated by Newton Goto.
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Armazém Usina de Produção. Curated by Newton Goto.
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Curated by Newton Goto.
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL
2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Cine Humberto Mauro – Palácio das Artes. March 2008. Curated by Newton Goto.
2007 Circuitos Compartilhados, Centro de Formação em Artes Visuais da Fundação de Cultura da Cidade do Recife. June 2007. Curated by Newton Goto.
2006 Rede Nacional FUNARTE – Artes Visuais. Circuitos Compartilhados, as part of the 16th Festival de Inverno de Antonina (Antonina Winter Festival). July, 2006. Curated by Newton Goto.
Red A Hundred 40 was funded by Projeto Bolsistas 2003, Casa Hoffmann – Center for Movement Studies, and Curitiba Cultural Foundation/Curitiba City Hall (Fundação Cultural de Curitiba/Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba). Red A Hundred 40 videoperformance received support from UNICENP Digital Production Labs.
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