Ideological formation

Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 12:00

With Ryan Kelly, Brennan Gerard and José Tena do Moving Theater of New York.

«Ideological Formation» by Ryan Kelly and Brennan Gerard of Moving Theater is video installation and performance based on a recent site-based work, Armory Show, created early in 2010 at Park Avenue Armory in New York. This work, built for a 19th century fortress that served as the training ground and social club for an elite militia, was later reconsidered as an installation for a group show at Art in General in New York as part of the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program.

As they developed this installation they thought about how a site-based work travels across media and geographies, and how its discursive investments evolve in a new situation and context. They are interested in how this work can again translate into the specific site of Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa at the Palácio Pombal. Presented as a one night performance and permanent video installation, the work focuses on the male body as a site of militarization and the various ways in which this ideology constructs male subjectivities. Choreography becomes a language in which gender folds, and the potential of queer subjectivity as a resistance to the regimented demands of masculinity is discovered.

This project is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in Lisbon, Portugal and supported by Moving Theater. 

Projecto patrocinado pela Embaixada dos Estados Unidos da América em Lisboa com o apoio do Moving Theater.