Marcos Simões (PT)
Marcos Simoes (1975, Portugal) is a choreographic artist and a performer living in Brussels. He has been making performances since 2002 in his own or in collaboration with other artists such as Sara Manente, Lilia Mestre, Marcelo Mardones and members of Cabra vzw. If the body is his material of work, in his performances he uses different mediums: sound, video, drawing, image and textile to create situations and contexts where he explores and questions movement and communication. An relational aetsthetics through emotions, interjections, gestures, scores, extra sensorial perception practices.
Marcos Simões (PT): How not to be understood?
“In this project I approach Art as a Spirit. A Spirit that surrounds the artist and that is continuously active during the process, making appearances in unpredictable ways - as if coming from an apparent space of nothingness. The formless looking for a form, the infinite looking for the finite (shape) and again to the infinite through the viewer. In order to grasp this presence, I work on the idea of a collection - an art-related collection in the format of videos. How through a collection made from fragments or pieces can I create a Spirit? A presence in continuous movement, a Spirit that follows, influences, appears and collaborates with me while shaping the work - a Spirit as an Invisible dramaturg.”
Not yet a solo piece or a solo piece yet to come, How not to be understood? is a love relation with Art. Love as a passage into the other, a process of alterity, of deterritorialisation, an out of body experience into the multiplicity of the other and a creative force. Art as Love.