Amanda Maciel Antunes

Autopsicografia // Autopsychografy

Performance and Installation. Photo by Erik Graham.

Performance and Installation. Photo by Erik Graham.

 

A performance/exhibition taking place in a space and time frozen by its unpractical consequences.

Autopsicografia* (Portuguese) is an abstract narrative by artist Amanda Maciel Antunes (aka daMa), telling the story of adapting to a new language and thought. Thinking is a language that doesn’t make the distinction of a matter of course and in this narrative the artist explores these allegedly distinct parts of nature with doubts in its incision. During its course the artist concedes, interferes and changes her reality by meddling with her seemingly instinctive area of perception and culture camouflage; gradually speaking to an audience (physical or in a cloud) that her boundaries on a spectrum are universal constants of the human race.

Duration is 10 hours. Guest artists (TBA) were invited to participate throughout the day. 

*The title of this performance is a homage to the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa’s poem of the same name.