How not to be understood?
01.04 – 02.04.2022
While making this project, Marcos Simões approached art as a spirit. A spirit that surrounds people, influences them and appears to them in unpredictable ways. Using a collection of video fragments and pieces, Simões attempts to evoke his own artistic spirit: a presence in continuous motion that follows him, appears and forms his spiritual partner through the creative process.
The solo-performance How not to be understood? is a love affair with art – love as an overflow into the other, an out of body experience and a creative force. With video, a piece of cloth and his body as a medium, Simões manages to take you along through a spiritual sequence of rituals. Get ready for this encounter with art as an unformed being: a process that connects the invisible to the visible, the finite to the infinite, the one to the many.
• Marcos Simões (1975, Portugal) lives and works as a choreographer and performer in Brussels. After graduating from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon and following the intensive dance programme at University Miguel Hernández in Spain, he came to A.pass in Antwerp. He has previously performed at Kaaistudio's during a workspacebrussels festival with Ai! (2012) and This place (2013), a performance that grew out of his collaboration with Sara Manente.
created & performed by Marcos Simões | light design Estelle Gautier Sound | design Christophe Albertijn | scenography and costumes An Breugelmans | external eyes Edurne Rubio, Lilia Mestre and Sara Manente | assistent Jonas Chéreau | photography Marcelo Mardones | administration Hiros vzw | some musics used in the performance are made in collaboration with Sara Manente |co-production Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), C-takt (Neerpelt), WpZimmer (Antwerp) | with the support of Vooruit (Ghent), Winternights Festival (Maastricht) | thanks to Circolando (Porto), SZenne Art Lab (Brussels)