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Ana Borralho &amp; João Galante
Box No. 3

Ana Borralho & João Galante /Portugal/
WORLD OF INTERIORS (IN A BOX)
installation for three performers


World of Interiors (in a box) is a performance installation where we are confronted with a disconcerting setting: people lying on the floor, eyes closed, apparently motionless. It seems that nothing is happening. In this emptiness we have no choice but to act, to approach maybe, to touch, to intrude into the intimacy of the bodies lying before us. We seek to move closer to the performers, to get a glimpse of this „interior world“. In this new intimacy, we are caught off guard by the text, the whispered words of Rodrigo Garcia.

is a performance installation where we are confronted with a disconcerting setting: people lying on the floor, eyes closed, apparently motionless. It seems that nothing is happening. In this emptiness we have no choice but to act, to approach maybe, to touch, to intrude into the intimacy of the bodies lying before us. We seek to move closer to the performers, to get a glimpse of this „interior world“. In this new intimacy, we are caught off guard by the text, the whispered words of Rodrigo Garcia.

World of Interiors (in a box) explores the border/relationship between spectators and the piece; it seeks to integrate the audience into the time and space of the performance and to identify the tensions between art and the codes that govern society. In this installation/performance, the spectator can enter and leave the performance space at will.

This work emerges out of Ana Borralho and João Galante´s unique parcours in the world of performing arts. They have worked together since 2002, creating performance-installation pieces that have been shown in various venues in Portugal and abroad. Over the years the two artists have developed their research into a consistent body of work; always hybrid, it traverses the boundaries of visual and performing arts, approaching issues such as identity, sexuality, and public space vs. private/intimate space.

Concept, Artistic Direction and Light: Ana Borralho & João Galante Text based on fragments of the theater writings of Rodrigo Garcia Artistic consultancy and and Set design: Fernando Ribeiro Lighting consultancy: Thomas Walgrave


Bio: Ana Borralho & João Galante met while studying visual arts at Ar.Co. They were regular collaborators, both as actors and creators, with the theater group Olho. Partners since 2002, their work has been presented in international festivals in Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Brasil, Germany, Austria, Japan, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. They are founding members of the band of non-musicians Jimmie Durham and the cultural association casaBranca. They are currently preparing, with casaBranca, the International Festival of Contemporary Art - Verão Azul - in the Algarve. They live and work between Lisbon and Lagos (Algarve).

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