Manifesto/Manifest is a drawing performance project which explores the idea of Time in the contemporary world, critically reflecting upon the problematic relationship between the human being and nature. At the end of each exhibition, the work is transformed into sculpture entitled AOutraVidaDaObra /TheOtherLifeOfTheWork. The materials used are time, body and tape. Three performances were presented from 2011-2017:
Manifesto III – Ode à Procratinação/Manifest III – Ode to Procrastination (2017) is a slow-motion performance reflecting on the origin and consequences of the inertia that currently inhabits and dominates Portuguese society. It sparks a critique on the controversies of contemporary time. Through the hidden phrase “habit makes the monster,” which refers to a traditional Portuguese saying, it exposes the power of popular resignation. The performance spanned over a period of one month from March 9th till April 8th, in collaboration with artist Nuno Silas (performance) and was part of the exhibition Today as Yesterday, Different from Tomorrow, curated by Cristina Assunção, presented at the Concas Space – Arts Center in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal).
Manifesto II – Amanhã Será Tarde Demais /Manifesto II – Tomorrow Will Be Too Late (2014), intends to problematize and question the contemporary. It speculates on the origin and consequences of the inertia that dominates the many realities within the same society and widely critiques the controversies of the contemporary world. The 20-minute performance took place on March 28th during the opening of the Mozambiques exhibition at the National School of Visual Arts in Maputo, Mozambique, and was integrated into the launch program for the 3rd edition of the Mozambican fanzine Bastidores.
Manifesto I – Tiempo No Es Dinero/ Manifest I – Time Is Not Money (2011), reflects upon the materialist hyper-consumerist society, typical of neoliberal capitalism. It aims to display another possible world, where human relations, the preservation of nature and the immaterial life are a priority – stopping to think takes time. The 45-minute performance took place on May 6th during the Niños Consentidos Festival at the Freedonia Cultural Association in Barcelona, Spain, photographed and filmed by Silvia Bustamante.