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In "La Plasti Ciudad del Cuerpo" the artist Amanda Gatti activates one of the external spaces of the Antonio Pérez Foundation with the idea of "dressing the city", in a notion of inhabiting this place as a body-installation.By incorporating objects/materials collected from the streets into the body, a functional displacement of these objects is produced, which, sometimes added together, establishes an excess, a visual accumulation characteristic of the urban environment. It is about exploring the possibilities of using these remains (those that we discard and depreciate), producing and evoking architectural figures.
Father and daughter live a continent away from each other. Amanda is a performance artist and currently lives in Spain. Mauro is a civil engineer and has lived in Brazil all his life. Since she left Brazil, more than 3 years ago, Amanda has been talking to her father through spontaneous video calls, but there's a catch: he is always working. Many times Amanda is also working. Mauro works from Monday to Monday. Amanda works when there is available work. However, work and different time zones don't prevent them from talking - in a way, that's the way they maintain their bond. The performance is a work operation created by Amanda in a live video call with her father. They talk about work (mainly about ethics and work decisions) and catch up on other issues in their lives.
A solo performance written and performed by Marta Bonito with direction by Amanda Gatti.
A live performance created and executed by the artistic duo Amanda Gatti and Pedro Mendes where the latter perfomed by moving and photographing while blinded by a mask.
An excercise in voyeurism and sensoriality inspired by Surrealist imagery that aimed to both shed a critical light and provoke a rupture on the typical behaviour found in the enviroment of a nightclub - the place were the performance happened.
As a performance created to happen in a nightclub, it takes inspiration from the cult film "Liquid Sky", by Slava Tsukerman. Bringing elements of transformation through makeup, the performer carries with her the head of a mannequin while she regurgitates an ironic text about conservatism, capitalism and the artistic medium.
The performance was presented during the homonymous exhibition ''Escape'' curated by Fagner Damasceno. The work combines physical and sound movement. The blood that pulsates from the veins and leaks over the skin. The things we hold on to and the moment we need to escape from them. Inspired by Butoh expressiveness, also know as"Dance of Darkness", in reference to the unknown that surrounds the body. Sound installation by sound engineer André Di Napoli. Costume design by Sergio Amaro - later exhibited as an installation with an intervention by the artist Pedro Matsuo.
Brazil | 2015 ⎯ performance
A performatic dance inspired by the technological melody of the german band Kraftwerk, merged with an expressionist aesthetic and a strobo-lighted choreography based in slow-motion movements.
The site-specif performance happened a nightclub (Bar Ocidente) and a gallery (Acervo Independente) in the South of Brazil.
Night of the living dead REDUX
Brazil | 2018 ⎯ stage performance
A collaboration with Imitating The Dog (UK)
The performance was part of Porto Alegre Em Cena Festival (2018, Brazil)
Undressing the Prejudice
Brazil | 2016 ⎯ site-specific performance
An urban performance that took place at the touristic landmark “Ponte de Pedra”, a bridge in Porto Alegre, south Brazil. Through the fragility that a seminude body exposes, we brought to attention the fragile state of public spaces left overlooked.
Directed by Nina DeLudemann
A realization by Goethe-Institut, Porto Alegre
This project received the prize Funarte de Artes de Rua (Brazilian government's prize for urban arts). The performance intended to show ways to occupy, view, inhabit and live together in the public yards of the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Through activities that could and that already took place in these yards, we invite spectators to discover and rediscover these spaces, to stay there and come back after the performance.
Brazil | 2013-14 ⎯ site-specific performance
The Inauguration was the result of the research entitled “Poetics and politics in the Contemporary Street Theatre Scene” by Evelise Mendes in the Postgraduate Program in Performing Arts (PPGAC / UFRGS - BR).
The performance is an inauguration ceremony of a false monument in the city of Porto Alegre, organized by a false political party. Each performer represents, speaking, a figure of a political party, inspired by Brazilian political representatives.
A collaboration with Desvio Coletivo (BR)
The performance was part of the Festival Palco Giratório SESC.
Padox dans la cité
Brazil | 2013 ⎯ urban performance
A collaboration with
Compagnie Houdart Heuclin (France)
The performance was part of Festival Internacional de Teatro de Rua de Porto Alegre (2013, Brazil)
Island of loves
Brazil | 2013 ⎯ site-specific performance
An urban performance in the city of Porto Alegre, south Brazil, inspired by “The Bathers” by Pierre Auguste Renoir. The performance wanted to bring attention to the central canal “Arroio Dilúvio” that used to be a public leisure area. That was left neglected, and surrounded by rubbish and pollution.
The performance was part of Porto Alegre Em Cena Festival (2013,
Spring with me
Brazil | 2013-ongoing ⎯ urban performance
Amanda completes another year of life on May 22nd. Instead of celebrating her birthday properly, she creates an open celebration with the best excuse of just occupying a public space in the city.
litoral project by Amanda Gatti
The projects below were presented in theatres or unconventional spaces, such as urban scenery in dialogue with architecture, alternative art galleries and other venues. Each project includes a detailed description.
Experimental Cinema, Video Art and Film Essay
The projects below are personal or in
co-creation/collaboration with Amanda's partner, Pedro Mendes (Filmmaker/Visual Artist).
Spain, France | 2017
short film essay
A young woman travels alone in the south of France and Catalonia (Spain) recording everything she finds on her way. She has only two certainties: she must visit the Museo del Cinema in Girona, and the train station of La Ciotat - the place where the Lumière brothers shot what is considered by some the first film ever made, "Arrival of a train at La Ciotat" (1895).
Brazil | 2015
short film essay
Months after her grandmother passed away, Amanda, still a teenager at the time, records banal things from her grandfather's routine. A family lunch, the washing machine working, the backyard and its rose bushes, and grandfather's traditional cake. The voice of Amanda's mother and father can also be heard in the background.
Brazil | 2021
An experimental work blurs the lines between film and video art, flirting with the horror cinema and exploring a dreamlike aesthetic marked by symbolic imagery and fragmented editing, as well as an organic and atmospheric soundscape.
Inspired by the emblematic feminist horror tale, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; the artwork explores themes such as feminism and mental health.
2021 Mostra SESC de Cinema (BR)
2021 Mostra Play The Movie (BR)
UK | 2021
16mm short film
Shot on 16mm. The film follows Brendan, a man who struggles with his identity after a sexual encounter with a male prostitute takes an unexpected turn.
Vanilla Underground explores the ambiguity of human sexuality and the thin line between pleasure and violence, specially when these are contained in the same experience or expressed in similar ways.
2021 London Film School (UK)
UK | In Post-Production
Experimental Documentary / Short by Pedro Mendes
A personal essay that combines documentary with experimental cinema and explores universal themes such as memory, nostalgia, and grief through archival footage from the director's childhood.
TERRITÓRIO DE RUPTURAS
Território de Rupturas is a multidisciplinary collective co-founded by Brazilian artists Amanda Gatti, Gustiele Fistaról and Tiago Gasperin in 2020, who propose to investigate possibilities of creations - digital and/or in person - based on the artistic experiences of each member.
The collective, currently based in Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom, researches and creates, above all, from the terms “border” and “immigration”, understood as a place of “difference” in the theory of “Dérive” by the Situationist Guy Debord on the act of walking and the concept of “Infraordinary” by Georges Perec, that relates everyday life and art.
Since its foundation, the collective has created several video performances that have been shown in national and international festivals. It also carried out training for research and audiovisual artists, through cultural support funds. Its last action was a Workshop that resulted in a collective drift with participants from several countries in South America and Europe.
Borders - Territory of Ruptures
Italy, Brazil | 2020 ⎯ video art
2020 Cinefone Festival (BR)
2020 SPMAV UFPEL (Pelotas, BR)
2021 2055 UFBA (Bahia, BR)
2021 Art Gene - Digital Notes (UK)
2021 Trela - Videoart Festival (Pelotas, BR)
2021 Arte Postal Digital (Pelotas, BR)
2021 Mov.Cidade Festival (Vitória, BR)
2021 Exit BR (EU)
2022 No More Hot Air (Barrow-in-Furness, UK)
*Conceived during the lockdown, selected in the funding FAC Digital RS Brazil
UK, Brazil | 2021 ⎯ video performance
2022 Festivau de C4nn3s (Porto Alegre, BR)
2022 Astro (Berlin, DE)
2021 Imaginários Urbanos (Fortaleza, BR)
Deriva Transversal: onde as cidades se encontram
Brazil | 2021
2021 Imaginários Urbanos (Fortaleza, BR)
Borders: Territory of Investigation
Brazil | 2021 ⎯ educational project
*Conceived during the lockdown, selected in the funding Criação e Formação by Fundação Marcopolo - Brazil
Borders in Movement
UK, Brazil | 2020 ⎯ video art
2020 Kino Beat Musicircus (Porto Alegre, BR)
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