Artistic Statement

I am a Brazilian artist, working in the field of dance and choreography. Through the last years I’ve been developing a line of work that explores how choreography can contribute to reflect upon different social phenomena, through an expanded vision of the relationship between politics and movement. The core of my research is structured around a set of questions regarding the relationship between the body and the field of images, reflecting on the mechanisms and ethics of representation as well as the status of the image in relation to our political imagination.

Working mainly in the field of choreography, but also with other media, I have explored the possibility of rewriting personal and collective stories through a set of different practices. From the analysis and description of archive images (‘Experiments for a non submissive body’, 2015–17, ‘Here and Elsewhere, 2018), to practices of embodiment and scale (Ad Extra, 2020), I’ve been developing strategies that place the body in relation to time and history, exploring how the juxtaposition and confrontation of archival materials might foster new sets of relationships and question hegemonic imprinted narratives.

The notion of archive has been central in my work not only as a material collection but also as a series of experiences and information that are embedded the body, that inform and determines its performativity. My interest is to discover how performative practices can operate meaningful articulations between archive material and its legacies in order to produce counter hegemonic narratives, inquiring the possibility of a dramaturgical practice in which both archive materials and fictional narratives work together to generate critical encounters.


 


Bio

(Sombrio, Brazil, 1989) Túlio Rosa is a performer, choreographer and independent researcher. He holds a Master degree in Performing Arts and Visual Culture – Universidad Castilla-La Mancha/ Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid, 2016), Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance – Angel Vianna Dance School (Rio de Janeiro, 2011).

Over the last few years he has been connected to the contexts organized by Artea in Madrid, such as the Master in Performing Practices and Visual Culture (Museo Reina Sofia 2015- 16/2019), and the research program Expanded Theatricalities – Bodies and Democracy (Matadero Madrid, 2016-17), as a researcher, and more recently as an invited lecturer.

In his trajectory, he collaborated with choreographers Luís Garay and Diego Bianchi (Argentina), Ana Borralho and João Galante (Portugal), Giselda Fernandes (Brazil), Janaina Carrer (Brazil/Spain) and Ana Paula Camargo (Mexico). Together with Marcelo Evelin, he collaborated on the performance Suddenly everywhere is black with people, already presented in more than 17 countries in 3 continents, and on the development of Barricada, recently presented at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

His last projects ‘Here and Elsewhere’ (2018) and ‘Experiments for a non submissive body’ (2015-17) have been presented internationally in spaces as Teatro Solís (Montevideo), Museo del Chopo (Mexico), Hosek Contemporary (Berlin), Teatro Pradillo and Swinton Gallery (Madrid), RuadasGaivotas6 (Lisboa), Club Cultural Matienzo (Buenos Aires), NPAK (Yerevan), among others.