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Waste, perishable matter
Urbe explores the cyclical and transitory nature of the human body.
Bodies as perishable matter, moving to seemingly involuntary impulses in a ritual of embodiment and disintegration. Intangible presence, in the absence of shape.
Two performers in a landscape of a city’s vast, still-edible, food waste.
Triumphant state radio pronouncements from the Brazilian military dictatorship era alternate with segments of baroque opera. Urbe, a ceremony of degradation in a country without memory.
The urban intervention project stretched over an entire street in the run-down centre of Rio de Janeiro and engaged the local homeless and squatters as production crew. Urbe was followed by a celebration of their street.
“The audience is in for an unsettling, immersive and euphoric experience.”
“An urban installation, a gateway to existence’ bleakest aspects”
O Globo on-line
“The visceral, post-apocalyptic universe impacted everyone”
Performers: Tuca Pinheiro, Consuelo Rosa
Choreography: Fernanda Lippi
Installation: Lígia Lippi, Luciana Gontijo, Eduardo Andrade
Production: Lígia Lippi
Artistic Director: Andre Semenza
PR: Marcia Reikdal
Performed in Rua do Ouvidor, Centro, Rio de Janeiro 2001