Ernesto de Melo e Castro e o salto do cavalo no jogo de xadrez do Estado Novo: o experimentalismo visual e performático contra a censura.

Translated title of the contribution: Ernesto de Melo e Castro and the horse's jump in the Estado Novo chess game: the visual and performance experimentalism against censorship

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Abstract

A questão da censura foi central na obra de Ernesto de Melo e Castro (1932-2020). Esta importância constituiu-se a partir da própria vocação experimental deste artista que levou a que os processos de controlo pela PIDE à sua produção artística, especialmente teatral, tenham constituído um móbil despoletador de procura de alternativas artísticas. Tal leva-o a desviar-se para campos artísticos menos expostos à vigilância política, como a poesia visual e experimental, o happening e ou performance, processo que se pode inscrever no conceito metafórico de scarto (GINZBURG, 1989), ou movimento do cavalo no jogo do xadrez do Estado Novo.

The issue of censorship was central in the work of Ernesto de Melo e Castro (1932-2020). This importance
was constituted from the very experimental vocation of this artist, which led the processes of censorship by PIDE to his
artistic production, especially theatrical, presented in his book Teatro de um Homem (L)ido (Theater of a Read/Gone
Man) (2006), to have constituted an important trigger in the search for artistic alternatives. It took him to deviate his
path for artistic fields less exposed to political surveillance, such as visual and experimental poetry, happening and
performance, a process that can be inscribed in the metaphorical concept of scarto (GINZBURG, 1989), or the
movement of the horse in the chess game of the Estado Novo.

Translated title of the contributionErnesto de Melo e Castro and the horse's jump in the Estado Novo chess game: the visual and performance experimentalism against censorship
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)45-61
Number of pages16
JournalDiálogos
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Ernesto de Melo e Castro
  • Teatro de um Homem (L)ido
  • Performance
  • Poesia visual
  • Censura
  • Scarto
  • Theater of a Read/Gone Man
  • Visual Poetry
  • Censorship

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