HARD TO BE 

A GOD

2017
JOHN ROMÃO & ROMEU RUNA

The obsession is not new; it was already present in earlier pieces that actively looked for the human in the body, which today tends to be covered in excesses, where wealth and speed are synonymous and threaten the construction of identities with the conscience of citizenship. This is part of the aesthetics and ethics of disappearance that dominate our contemporaneity.

In Hard to be a god, “disappearance” refers to the body as camouflage or dissimilation. The perfecting of disappearance techniques, associated with the development of the industrial-military-scientific complex, dominates the everyday.

What is happening today is the disappearance of place and individual at the same time. The disappearance of the individual inside his own body? Or the dissimulation of the body via disappearance of the individual? In Hard to be a god, the body is an anthropomorphic object, a sort of proto-language that reveals a reduced occupation of the human inside the human.

PERFORMANCES

CAPC / JARDIM DA SEREIA (COIMBRA, PT)

21 FEBRUARY 2017

PAVILHÃO BRANCO / GALERIAS MUNICIPAIS EGEAC, programmed by BOCA - BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (LISBON, PT)

26 APRIL 2017

 

CENTRO CULTURAL RECOLETA (BUENOS AIRES, AR)

14 – 15 DECEMBER 2017

Concept and Direction: John Romão
With: Romeu Runa
Sound Design: Tiago Cerqueira
Drone Operators: André Gomes and Luís Graciano

Technical Direction: Carlos Ramos
Production: Colectivo84

Co-Production: BoCA
Production Assistance: Vanda Noronha

Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Galerias Municipais / EGEAC

 

This project was funded by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture - DGArtes

TEASER

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Colectivo84 is a structure sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture/ Direção Geral das Artes.

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