A Tale Of A Tub

Event Onsite 15 October 2017 from 14:30 to 17:30

Reading Performance: I am Welton Santos

by Sofia Caesar

Space limited, register: info@a-tub.org

From the transcripts that Sofia Caesar amassed from her interviews with Welton Santos, a rhabdomantist, and architect from Brazil, she created the reading performance, ‘I am Welton Santos’ (2014-2016). In this work, the exhibition space becomes the interview set, where the audience transforms the dialogue between Welton and his interviewer into a polyphony of improvised actions, interpretations, and sounds. The performance proposes Santos’ practice of dowsing as a tool for opening up moments of emancipation in the interview and in the navigation of Justus van Effencomplex.

Due to limited space, we ask you kindly register to join one of the two performances where you will read aloud. The reading performance begins at 14:30 and 16:00, for 45 minutes. Email info@a-tub indicating your time of choice.

About the artist
Driven by the apparatuses that document the moving and speaking body, Sofia Caesar’s (1989, England/Brazil) recent projects create devices to reconstruct documents and the power relations that enable their functioning. Caesar works across installation, video, text, and performance, generating speculative realities in attempts to emancipate or undermine the authority of the documentation apparatus. Caesar has worked with La Bellone, A.pass, L’Iselp, Brussels; Parco d’Arte Vivente, Turin; La Maudite, Paris; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Casamata, Parque Lage, Capacete Residency, Rio de Janeiro, and others. She lives and works in Brussels.

‘I am Welton Santos’ was made in collaboration with Welton Santos, design studio Tiradentes, and A.pass participants.

Photos of the performance at A Tale of a Tub, by Fabian Landewee