to record performances that are not displayed live in public. It
seeks alternative contexts, working with bodies with and without
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.
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.
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”,
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.