SENSUALITY

LIVE AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE, 2004

RED A HUNDRED 40

This unpretentious video performance-documentation was conceived as an attempt to investigate the cultural perception about sensuality in the USA. The ironic and decaying aesthetic choice of having my body wrapped in unglamorous stretch film plastic contradicts the serious and intimate approach to the spectators. It creates an awkward situation in order for the viewers to discourse on his/her point of view concerning the question: “How do you feel about sensuality in America?”.

 

The bar atmosphere creates a specific pattern of answers to the subject addressed. The documental aspect of the performance subverts the safety of the initial voyeuristic role of the spectators.

2004 | 00:14:55 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | MiniDV

CREDITS

Concept and Performance by Cristiane Bouger

Skirt Concept by Marcos Vini

Camera by Roger Regner

Video Editing by Bia Dantas

Photography Documentation by Marcelo Ávila

 

Special thanks to Wendy Tremayne, Marina Potok, Dawn Ladd/Vomitorium 2004 (Make Room for More!), and Ken Scallon.

EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

2011  Paradas em Movimento – Circuitos Compartilhados, Centro Cultural São Paulo – CCSP. July 2–31, 2011. Curated by Newton Goto.

2006 Circuitos Compartilhados, as part of Reverberações 2006 Festival. November, 2006. Curated by Newton Goto.

 

MACEIÓ, BRAZIL

2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Armazém Usina de Produção. Curated by Newton Goto.

 

SALVADOR, BRAZIL

2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Curated by Newton Goto.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

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.

 

CURITIBA, BRAZIL

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.

 

LONDRINA, BRAZIL

2008 Circuitos Compartilhados, Casa de Cultura da UEL. Curated by Newton Goto.

 

RECIFE, BRAZIL

2007  Circuitos Compartilhados, Centro de Formação em Artes Visuais da Fundação de Cultura da Cidade do Recife. June 2007. Curated by Newton Goto.

 

ANTONINA, BRAZIL

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.