Self-portrait in 3 Acts is a video-performance made up of three acts, where Diana Anselmo investigates the concept of staring and invites the public to share horizons and imageries for a plurality of bodies, stories, experiences, and identities, through excerpts from the manifesto of Al.Di.Qua. Artists – the first European association led by people with disabilities in the performing arts, of which the artist is a member.
In this piece, the 1st Act explores the meaning of inhabiting a body with disabilities; the 2nd Act focuses on the suffering gaze, reflecting the intrusion of other gazes on bodies; the 3rd Act leads to a reappropriated look, as poetic as it is political, of the sought-after and self-determined desire for one's own corporeality. A look that stops being singular and becomes collective and that can, finally, break the limits of the definitions previously given to bodies with disabilities.
14 MAR 2024
Duration 50 min.
With Portuguese Sign Language interpretation
Admission is free if you pick up your ticket 30 minutes before (subject to capacity), and advance registration is available to guarantee a seat.
Co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, as part of the Europe Beyond Access II project
Performance by and with
Diana Anselmo, Direção de Al.Di.Qua