Manoel Barbosa: performance, anxiety and colonial geography

Translated title of the contribution: Manoel Barbosa: performance, anxiety and colonial geography

Claudia Madeira, Fernando Matos Oliveira

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Abstract

Manoel Barbosa possui um percurso singular na arte da performance
em Portugal. Este artigo trata sobre o seu período formativo como artista
e algumas das suas protoexperiências performativas, nomeadamente
as primeiras performances realizadas em contexto colonial, que aqui
são descritas e analisadas no âmbito de uma estética da resistência
anticolonialista e antifascista.

A glance at Manuel Barbosa’s career within Portuguese performance art shows a unique path. This paper investigates his early arts formation period and some of his performative proto-experiences by focusing on one of his earliest participatory performances within a colonial context, which will be described and analyzed from the perspective of a resistance aesthetics based on anti-colonialism
and anti-fascism.
Translated title of the contributionManoel Barbosa: performance, anxiety and colonial geography
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)15-27
Number of pages13
JournalSala Preta
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Performance art
  • Portuguese colonial war
  • Resistance aesthetics
  • Anti-fascism Anti-colonialism
  • Arte da performance
  • Guerra colonial
  • Estética da resistência
  • Anticolonialismo

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