2019. triptych of three performances:
1. ANATOMIA DA EXTINÇÃO
2. FRAGMENTOS DE UMA ANATOMIA
"It wasn't exactly the most complex natural habitat. From humble origins - a groove made by truck tires - a puddle of water had turned into a small lake thanks to the rains. Some animals had settled there: snails, small lizards, butterflies, and dragonflies. Fish eggs and some small fish, as well as tadpoles and some aquatic insects, could also be seen in the water. Weeds had grown around it, preventing soil erosion. Migratory birds now arrived at this small lake. The type of vigilance of these animals was different from what was common in those living in truly wild areas: it was an experience tinged with fatigue, the result of a long and painful history of bad encounters in that territory occupied by humans, of tragic events in their past. During nighttime visits, that piece of nature provided us with a series of miniature dramas to follow in the near future. There were thousands of dead spaces like that micro-habitat, thousands of transitional environments that no one observed closely, which had become invisible because they lacked any utility. Anything could inhabit them for a certain time, without anyone noticing. At that time, we already knew that the border was advancing. Before, we saw the border as a monolithic and invisible wall. We later realized that the border, advancing indiscernibly every tenth of a second, was colonizing everything it touched with the spark of its transformative power. What trace of our presence could remain after the border hit us? What new spectator could arise to observe the traces of our dramas, as if they were a habitat - dead and lost in time?"
― text in pt by Manuel Bogalheiro.