It is an honor to announce this onboarding and to write this proposal, Otávio Donasci is an artist who has been working with performance and art and technology for 50 years, and his research and production permeates and inspires all Gambiarra and Nomade Label artists.
Last week I had the privilege of visiting his studio and collection and spending a few hours with Otávio, both to talk about his participation in Antimétodo in May and to create this proposal, in addition to hearing stories about part of his trajectory.
Otávio Donasci, 70 years old, multimedia performer, creative director, was professor of body arts at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, PhD in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-SP. In the 1970s he worked with theater as an actor, director and set designer, having won the APCA Mambembe award for his lifetime as set designer. In the 80s, he created and developed the VIDEOTHEATER language with its VIDEOCREATURES over almost 40 years in the main video festivals in Brazil (VideoBrasil, Biennials) and abroad (USA, Europe and Japan) having won the Lei Sarney Award for Multimedia Art. . In the 90’s he created and directed with R.Karman the Experimental Multimedia Expeditions, “Voyage to the Center of the Earth” and “Merlin’s Great Voyage”, winning the Shell Award for Theater Creation/Production. From 2000 onwards he creates and develops immersive / experiential installations “CARINHÓDROMOS”, “AVENTURÓDROMOS” and “CASULOS” and develops as a teacher a pedagogy of the “performer teacher”.
Experience “Cocoons” with Otávio Donasci
“I’ve been wrapping people in cocoons at PUC. In the cocoon, the job is to break the PVC film. The person tears and is born. The cocoon makes you a by-product of yourself, you come out of yourself”
Photo: Allis Bezerra
From structures fixed to the ceiling, eight volunteer participants will be encapsulated, using plastic film instead of silk from insects or spiders. And they will go through a process of metamorphosis pierced by silences, sounds and tactile experiences.
Eight registrations will be avaiable for the event through this form (( https://forms.gle/FebnijDX3p95B8438 )) where candidates will be able to agree or not with the production of records in photos and videos, and possible generation of Nfts from this experience.
from May 19 to 20th physical preparations
performance on May 28th at staring at 14h
recommended duration of immersion 2h
pictures and videos will be made, and since there is nudity nfts will be created with authorization asked from participants.
Space: 100 USD
Structure: ropes and steel tubes 100 USD
Site preparation, lighting, installation and cleaning 50 USD
Otavio Donasci: 250 USD
Total 500 USD