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SPATIAL PRACTICES — PERFORMANCE — WALKING — ARCHITECTURE — IMMIGRATION
BODY-ARCHITECTURE-OBJECT
a dynamic interrelationship



Since January 2023
This practice-based research consists of exploring a dynamic interrelationship between body, architecture and objects through spatial practices anchored in the tension between materiality and ephemerality, functionality and its conditions of displacement.
"La Plasti Ciudad del Cuerpo" was a performance-installation exploring the possibilities of utilizing discarded objects to produce and evoke ephemeral architectural figures (Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca/ES);
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The "Bodies and Discarded Objects" action, in a workshop format, involved practices from viewpoints by Anne Bogart (with a focus on architecture) that led the group of participants to create a sculpture from discarded objects (Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid/ES).
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"Ladder, Duct Tape, Clothes" is a video-performance developed during an artistic resident at Azala, Lasierra (Spain), where Amanda Gatti and Mariquiña Diaz explored the objects listed in the title in relation to time, space and their bodies. Through improvisation, like a game,  the artists create a situation in which architectural images are constructed and deconstructed at the same time.
TERRITÓRIO DE RUPTURAS
collective



2020-2023


 
From 2020-2023 Amanda was a founding member of the Território de Rupturas collective, investigating possibilities of remote creation based on the theory of 'Dérive' by Guy Debord and Georges Perec's concept of 'Infraordinary', which relates everyday life and art. The projects were financed by SEDAC (Brazil) through the Aldir Blanc Law 2020/2021.
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BORDERS - TERRITORY OF INVESTIGATION                                 
Educational Artistic Program
Seminar, Video Performance

Virtual
2021

An artistic programme for training and supporting young emerging artists from Rio Grande do Sul, south of Brazil. It was facilitated and managed by Amanda Gatti and Gustiele Fistaról (Território de Rupturas collective). Several actions were carried out in order to qualify artists and provoke reflections on the terms “border and difference” - six video performances (Available here) and a masterclass entitled "Becoming Border: Thinking Through Difference". The project was supported using public funding by the Marcopolo Foundation (Brazil).
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BECOMING BODY                                                                                         

Hybrid (Virtual) Workshop
2021

This virtual workshop facilitated by Amanda Gatti and Gustiele Fistaról introduced some ideias around spatial urban practice, incorporating ideias such as "dérive" and sensory ethnography. It consisted of a short walk and discussion. All of the participantes were connected through a video call and during the practise they were walking in their own cities.

Moinho Cultural (Farroupilha, BR)
Tropé Festival (São Paulo, BR)
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DERIVA TRANSVERSAL
Video performance
14' / colour / digital
 
United Kingdom, Brazil
2021                                                                                                            

In search of new territorialities, poetically disobeying spatial logic, three artists, even if physically separated, found themselves in a digital space and travel through a path from Fortaleza/Brazil (from the Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar to the statue of Iracema Guardiã) transposed to their own cities (Porto Alegre/BR, Farroupilha/BR and London/UK) without knowing exactly which street they will pass by, for how long they will walk or what will be the point of arrival equivalent to the “Iracema Guardiã” statue, offering themselves to the unpredictable.

Publication

Book "Imaginários Urbanos: desobediências poéticas"

ISBN: 978.65.5556.194.4

Organized by Eduardo Bruno

Fortaleza, Brazil

Poetic Disobediences, a theme that guided the 3rd Edition of the Imaginários Urbanos Festival in March 2021, presented here in texts by performance researchers who were part of the seminar held on the Porto Dragão YouTube channel, together with experience reports from the artists who participated in the edition.

Exhibitions
Tourist in your own home, Astro (Berlin, DE)
Imaginários Urbanos Festival (Ceará, BR)
Festivau de Cann$s (Porto Alegre, BR)
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BORDERS IN MOVEMENT                                                                         

Video performance
1'30 / p&b / digital

United Kingdom, Brazil

2020

The video art started from the premise that "borders are not fixed, they move". The artists drifted guided by devices - which determined specific movements such as change of direction, speed and duration of the action, previously established by them: Amanda on the streets of London and Gustiele on the streets of Farroupilha (Brazil), connected through a video call. The work was part of the virtual adaptation of the performance Musicircus by John Cage proposed by Gabriel Cevallos for the Kino Beat Festival (Brazil, 2020).

Exhibition
Kino Beat Festival (Porto Alegre, BR)
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BORDERS  - TERRITORY OF RUPTURES

Video performance
2'53 / colour / digital

Italy, Brazil

2020

The video art was collectively and remotely created, using digital platforms by the two Brazilian artists Amanda Gatti and Gustiele Fistaról. They proposed to demystify the term "border", seeking through the performance, to expand the understanding of the term, which carries in the first moment, a slight association with the historical records of territorial wars and geographic limits. To this end, the artists started from the collection of audios in which people answered "What is border for you?" and also the physical image - moving body, body parts - considering the body as the main border.

Exhibitions
No More Hot.Air, Art Gene (Barrow-in-Furness, UK)
Exit BR (Europe)
Digital Notes, Art Gene (Barrow-in-Furness, UK)
Mov.Cidade Festival (Espírito Santo, BR)
Arte Postal Digital (Pelotas, BR)
TRELA Festival (Pelotas, BR)
2055, UFBA (Bahia, BR)
SPMAV (Pelotas, BR)

Prize
Mov.Cidade Festival (2021)
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