Sep 15  |  Oct 20, 2016

Ungovernable aims to record performances that are not displayed live in public. It seeks alternative contexts, working with bodies with and without artistic education.

The goal is to research and articulate the "short duration" of the performance in the interlacement with people and spaces along with the permanence and temporality of "long duration" movements of the registered work. To produce Ungovernable the artist establishes meetings with the participant. These meetings can take part in different types of spaces: private/closed, institutional public spaces and non institutional public spaces, using different performance elements that come either from what Quintanilha observes in relation to the person/participant; from the proprietary space or from a random idea: historical materials, memories, images, words derived from the multiplicity of the social net.

Ungovernable wants to occupy space in relationship to “face to face” and the "other", without denying the otherness of the public which, conversely, can appropriate itself (or not) of the project looking at it into their eyes.

This project intends and needs to create maps of interactions in a linear way between the factors involved: character/place/camera. The practicality is the result of Ungovernable, but prior to this the development of a relational experiment emerges using performance as pretext. – “I want to meet people, I want to have the video and I want to create this new transit between me and the participant in a specific space, whatever this space is”, Quintanilha quotes.

Pasinho was worked in collaboration with performers Daniela Pinheiro and Glamour Garcia. It was filmed in 2015 at PUC (Catholic University Sao Pablo) and Casa do Povo Cultural Center, located in the neighborhood of Bom Reti, Sao Pablo – Brazil.

Dudu Quintanilha (Bauru, São Paulo, 1987) is studying since October 2017 as regular student in the Fine Arts course with Willem de Rooij at Städelschule Frankfurt. His Latest video project was a commission for Kunsten Festival des Arts exhibited during the festival in Centre Pompidou, Brussels.  Initially educated in Buenos Aires where he started the Audio Visual arts career at IUNA, did in 2009 the Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas Program and in 2010 and 2013 the Programa para Artistas at Universidad Torcuato DiTella.

His practice is focused in video, photography and performance researching performativity. Dudu Quintanilha amplifies his research by not defining themes but by creating expanded experiences for his different works processes. In São Paulo he founded in 2015 the Grupo Mexa, with Anita Silvia Lima Miranda, group for diversity in vulnerable situation which uses artistic practices such as writing and performance to develop a work that researches articulation of groups, social issues in cities and participants personal stories. He also created Eterno Work In Progress, a film club project with Luisa Cavanagh, deconstructing the way of behaving and showing audio visual works in cinema rooms and alternative spaces with live experiences through performance and film.

His main individual exhibitions are: “Fantasía casi soneto después de una lectura de dan ce” (2017, Universidad DiTella, Bienal de Performance, Buenos Aires), “Passinho” (2016, DotFiftyOne Gallery, Miami), “Ingobernables” (2015, Mite Galería, Buenos Aires), “Young at heart” (2014, Solo Proyecto Arco Madrid, Madrid), “Coragem” (2012, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Rosario), “Después de todo lo anterior” (2012, Galería Garash, México DF), “Selfcleptomano”(2011 Mite Galería, Buenos Aires). He was part of the following residencies: Q21 MuseumsQuartier (Vienna), Casa das Caldeiras (São Paulo), Red Bull Station (São Paulo), LEA Faena Arts Center (Buenos Aires).

He was invited to develope the next book for Actividad de Uso about Dudu Quintanilha´s work, a specialized art book collection that will be released in 2018 in Buenos Aires and articles such as “In case you forgot how I look like” for On Curating Issue edited in New York and he is also writing for the 10 Years of DiTella Artists Program Book coordinated by Inés Katzenstein.