Completely Naked presents Flashing Bodies Action Eight as part of Escrita Na Paisagem festival in Evora, Portugal; from the 19th to the 25th September 2011
Based on the on-going idea of the Myth in this year's Escrita Na Paisagem festival, Censura Emotional is a participative event exploring how we create myths, prohibitions, boundaries and censorships regarding our identity both as physical and emotional human beings.
Are myths the fruit of prohibitions? Myths are the unknown, what’s untenable, inaccessible; once you access a myth it stops been one. So, do we impose emotional censorship to ourselves? What are the limits? What’s acceptable and what’s not and why? Are we restricted by physical issues or should we be more afraid of our emotional fragility?
Flashing Bodies: an undisciplined
Bodies are places of discipline, as we all learned from Foucault. Known to be provocative, unruly, undisciplined, the Completely Naked collective puts the body at the core of their visual and performative research. Their Flashing Bodies series allow us to explore issues such as gender politics, intimacy, censorship and (extreme) sexual behaviour, identity, community, presenting a series of live events, based on workshops and participatory strategies, and a series of photo-performance books.
Commissioned by Festival Escrita na Paisagem, Flashing Bodies - Action Eight took place in Évora, Portugal, providing a working map to an international group of performers who embodyed emotional censorship and myths. The project driven by Pau Ros, Pablo Goikoetxea and Pablo Robertson, explores found locations, both industrial and natural spaces in Évora, giving rise to a set of images, creating a challenging live presentation and the book you are now reading.
On making Flashing Bodies, Completely Naked confronts participants and audience with body politics, performing gender troubles, negotiating both intimacy and the public realm, embodying myths and surfacing censored senses and deeper emotional forbidden gestures. But also by giving time to the experience, slowing down in space, and to merge, so to speak, in body and location, by contrasting everyday experience with natural locations and found places, Flashing Bodies - action eight drives its provocative, unruly and undisciplined core to a new unprecedented level. Try it, take your time!
José Alberto Ferreira; Escrita na Paisagem Arts Curator
Day #01: The Body
Day #02: The Mind
Day #03: The Landscape
Day #04: The Show
Publicity Shots (done in London)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due the big amount of material and Blurb prices (typical of Publish On Demand), our BIG book
is very expensive (it goes around £100!). So we decide to do a big book (30x30cm) and two small ones, one from the promotional images we did in London and another from Portugal, featuring a resume of the best images.
So, if you want to buy a book, be very aware you have 3 options. Thanks!
Workshops 20, 21, 22 e 23 Setembro / September 2011
Apresentação /Presentation: 24 Setembro September 2011 at Antigos Celeiros da EPAC, Évora, Portugal
Flashing Bodies / Action Eight / Censura Emocional
Commissioned & produced by Escrita na Paisagem – a project by Colecção B
Colecção B é uma estrutura financiada pela Presidência do Conselho de Ministros /
Secretaria de Estado da Cultura / Direcção-Geral das Artes.
Evora, Portugal, September 2011 Idea & realisation: Pau Ros & Pablo Goikoetexea Photos: Pablo Goikoetexea & Pau Ros Video: Pablo Robertson de Unamuno Soundtrack: Colin Johnco Texts: Jose Alberto Ferreira & Completely Naked Participants:
Eunice da Silva
Raül Peñuelas Trejo
--- Promotional photos in London by Pau Ros Models:
Nina Alexopoulou Portuguese translation for the microsite by Francisco Serra Lopes --- Special thanks to:
Olga Moreira, Rita Valente, Jose Alberto Ferreira, Marcio Pereira, Daniel Moutinho, António Alfacinha: Propriedade Vale de Moura, Claire Ward-Thornton, Tim Owen Jones and all the participative audience.