Movement study for THE MARKET is a performance that is part of a social sculpture series of Fernando Belfiore that includes THE CAVE and THE FOUNTAIN.
Mavi Veloso & Isadora Tomasi & Fernando Belfiore & Nicolás Rosés & Maciej Sado & Rose Akras
The project has an interdisciplinary approach investigating consumerism, the ‘ruling’ of large corporations, and the accumulation of wealth. From the 2008 financial crisis that made inequality worst to current Covid-19 exposing new forms for the mutant ideologic virus of fascism. This dance practice works on counts: nearly 41⁄2 billion people, all over the world, earn less than three dollars a day as the racial wealth gap also continues, the world’s richest 1% own as twice as much as the bottom 90%
[…] practices are not unilaterally determined by the habitus; they emerge at the site of conjuncture between the habitus and what Bourdieu will call specific social “fields” where the ultimate or ultimately determining field is “the market”. Performativity’s Social Magic. Judith Butler
This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—even wisdom. Like art. Toni Morrison
The continued spread of the coronavirus epidemic has also unleashed large epidemics of ideological viruses that were dormant in our societies: fake news, paranoid conspiracy theories, explosions of racism. But perhaps another ideological virus, and much more beneficial, will spread and hopefully infect us: the virus of thinking about an alternative society, a society beyond the nation-state, a society that actualizes itself in the forms of solidarity. and global cooperation the coronavirus will also force us to reinvent communism based on trust in people and in science. Slavoj Žižek
Beuys, the author of Kunst=Kapital, has been planting Oak trees, a long-term and large-scale artistic and ecological intervention with the goal of enduringly altering the living space of the city; but, what can “planting” do nowadays to alter the scope of social inequality and state of indifference? What are the seeds, ideas and acts that can produce radical change ? In times of social distancing we want to get ever closer and involved. Empathy. Care. Distribution. Time for each other instead of frantic production and expansion. Some of us experience that it is possible to work from homes, that universal basic income is possible, that measures can be taken so that less CO2 emission, that global action is possible. Radical change is needed. Who owns and sells the oil that is taken out of the
Earth? During the pandemic of 2020, we faced a time of changes. A call for care and also reflection with practices of isolation and changes in the habits of touching each other.
During 2019, Slavoj Žižek had stated that The continued spread of the coronavirus epidemic has also unleashed large epidemics of ideological viruses that were dormant in our societies: fake news, paranoid conspiracy theories, explosions of racism. But perhaps another ideological virus, and much more beneficial, will spread and hopefully infect us: the virus of thinking about an alternative society, a society beyond the nation-state, a society that actualizes itself in the forms of solidarity. and global cooperation the coronavirus will also force us to reinvent communism based on trust in people and in science. This work is born in the environment and the thought of radical change. It is an investigation where the arts meet the economy. Where we want to use the momentum of shaping new ideas, reflection and movement towards a sustainable and just world.
This research is to bridge aesthetics and political action while laying possible acts toward a sustainable and ecosocialist future. Inspired in the book of the Brasilian Michael Lowy, Ecosocialism, A radical alternative to capitalist catastrophe, which proposes a revision on our, not only current modes of consumption but also production, and recalls, for utopia as indispensable to social change. Lowe says “Both socialism and ecology appeals to qualitative values – for the socialists use value, the satisfaction of needs, social equality; for the ecologists, protecting nature and ecological balance. Both conceive economy as ”embedded” in the environment – a social environment or a natural environment.”
This interdisciplinary work plays with live sound, painting, installation, acting and choreographic practices. In the first version of the work, No volveremos a la normalidad porque la normalidad era el problema, inspired in the projection of the visual artist Matías Segura at a building facade in Chile during Santiago’s protests in October against facism, privatisation and inequality. We started collecting texts that we say and claim as a manifest during the performances. The name of this project is is also Movement Study for the Market.
In State of Insecurity, Government of precarious by Isabell Lorey she states that Individualization and segmentation increase, not least of all due to post-fordist working conditions, which demand permanent availability while cutting labour rights and social rights at the same time. The capacity for caring for others becomes scarce, self-care serves almost exclusively to re-produce a profitable and productive body. This works proposes a collective action of performance, a mutual common works redefining public and public space. With use of texts to strengthen the research but also during the performance as manifests of our voices. We aim with our creative and artistic aesthetic choices to bring movement for thought. In this work we as a communion collective, sharing different functions on the stage being witnessed by the audience, strive for necessary and emergent radical alternatives to social imaginary, identity and economics. A dance that is shaped by collectivity care and critical thinking. We can be noise, We can be random, We can do strange things, we can have imaginary companions. We can think and act on today’s world!
No volveremos a la
normalidad porque la normalidad era el problema
or movement Study for THE MARKET
The Modern French word bourgeois (French: [buʁʒwa]; English: /ˈbʊərʒ.wɑː, ˌbʊərˈʒwɑː/) derived from the Old French burgeis (walled city), which derived from bourg (market town). Besides describing the social class who owns the means of production, the Marxist use of the term “bourgeois” also describes the consumerist style of life derived from the ownership of capital and real property. Besides describing the social class who owns the means of production, the Marxist use of the term “bourgeois” also describes the consumerist style of life derived from the ownership of capital and real property. Two spatial constructs manifest the bourgeois mentality: (i) the shop-window display, and (ii) the sitting room.