Patrícia Araujo

Trees (Árvores)

2010 / 25'

Trees (Árvores) is an exercise in the desire for permanence. Body-Trees upside down, headstanding, reversing space and questioning time. How long can a body handle it for?
The work explores the possible ways for a body to resist, to persist, and to promote potencies. The body upside down provides the sense that time is the action itself. And it turns itself into action in its desire for permanence. Permanence as a co-existing being.
The idea to convey the ÁRVORES performance through a workshop with local artists emerged as a desire to broaden the discussion about permanence and as a possibility for interfering not only in the city’s urban landscape but also, through the possibility of the sharing process, its practice and aesthetics.
The performance ÁRVORES creates temporary landscapes, metaphorical trees in the city, which become more effective through contact with its inhabitants. Bringing local artists into the performance is a way to stimulate an exchange, an environment between performance and the city, as well as to create and absorb new meanings within the local context. (Clarice Lima)

Organisation: City of Women.


Date and time of event: 
Oct 10th 16:00
Place of event: 
Figovec Platform
Date and time of event: 
Oct 11th 15:00
Place of event: 
Butcher’s Bridge