upcoming EXHIBITION ‘MANOPERA

16TH - 30TH MAY 2019 . ESPAÇO CULTURAL MERCÊS

manopera; a movement performed with difficulty using much energy and vigor.

It is easy for us to disassociate from our bodies and channel all our emotions to the mind. The body is so central and yet so invisible.

Even if we use our bodies constantly to express ourselves, inhabiting the body is accepting that our emotions are like blood, a vital fluid, something uncontrollable that unveil our real essence.

We fear to drown our mind in our emotions and turn into insane beings impossible to live with. But it is actually that fear that is blocking the contact with our essence.

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LISBON BASED ARTIST. DECODING THE CONCEPTUAL AND THE PHYSICAL BODY.

Branca Cuvier is an artist who is particularly interested in psychology and biological anthropology. She studies about how the physical body can interpret the conceptual/emotional body and how to make a connection between the body and the head.

She believes that the invisible world creates the visible world and explores concepts such as union/isolation, sexuality/mortality, interdependencies/dependencies, weaknesses/desires. Branca studies the dynamics created between the human being and his private inner space and the dynamics created between the human being and the others and observes what is created in this third new space.

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