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What can be said about Pierre

by Vera Mantero, 2011

In 2006 within the commemorations of the World Dance Day I've presented a small improvisation to the sound of Gilles Deleuze's voice giving a class on Spinoza and his concept of the three types of knowledge possible to human beings (the speech in question focuses on the first type of knowledge, the most basic one, the one in which almost everyone moves...). I manipulated the temporalities of Deleuze's speech, but just minimally, as the speech has already some very particular temporalities. And I based my movement on insistance and grounding, a body that presses and pushes spaces and goes entirely in direction towards the ground. This proposal goes in line with many other works of mine in which multiplicities are proposed that put philosophy and intuition in interaction, as well as verbal and non-verbal, rational and irrational. The Escena Contemporánea Festival saw on Youtube the precarious video that can be found there with an excerpt of that experience, got interested and proposed me to develop and present this work.

Vera Mantero

Ficha Artística

Concept and Performance
Vera Mantero
Gilles Deleuze (excerpts of “Spinoza: Immortalité et Éternité”)
Soundtrack Editing
Vera Mantero with Vítor Rua and António Duarte
Bruno Gaspar
Light Adaptation
Hugo Coelho
O Rumo do Fumo
Festival Escena Contemporánea '11, Madrid
20 minutes


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