Suspended State / Suspended State by Néle Azevedo
Installation | performance
June 28, 2019 [Friday], 6 pm
in front of the São Paulo Municipal Theater
Ramos de Azevedo Square, s / n –
São Paulo - Brazil
"Suspended State" is an ephemeral installation. More than 1000 ice figures are suspended at different heights in a metal frame. For about an hour, they slowly and dramatically disappear.
The sculptures are anthropomorphic and elongated [female and male] suspended by threads. They are illuminated, accentuating dripping, cracking and breaking ice. They melt in this state of suspension and the sound of melting is amplified by microphones installed in kitchen vessels such as pots, bowls and lids.
The installation / performance alludes to a temporary state, a suspension of the body from the floor, a state of being somewhere without actually being there. While melting, they show not only the fragility and the ephemeral, but also a provisional state of transition, of the intermediate. The temporality of suspended ice figures recalls our human condition from the point of view of both subjectivity and the collective. Through the melting of bodies and the expansion of sound, the work brings to light the conflicts between human temporality and temporality expressed by the rhythm of contemporary life: questions of the body, existence, subjectivity and space.
Installation | Performance: Estado de Suspensão | Suspended State by Néle Azevedo
Performed in front of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo - Brazil, on June 28, 2019.
Conception and creation: Néle Azevedo
Assistant: Luiz Francisco Araújo Cortez
Andre Catunda Serra Barion
Fernanda Estevão Cortez
Jeremias Blas da Vega
Lucca France Pinto Saad
Mari Ra Chacon Massler
Pedro Salles Tavares Paes
Light Design: Mirella Brandi
Light Assistant: Mateus Brant
Sound Design: Dino Vicente
Live Mix: Daniel Avilez
Sound Technician: Inhá Marim
Editing: Wanderley Wagner da Silva, Fernando Zimolo and Enrique Casas.
Flyer: Joana Amateur
Photograph: Edouard Jean Guillaume de Fraipont
Photography and Video: Manoela Rabinovich
Video: Parece Cinema / Beatriz Peres and Camilo Cassoli
Press Officer: Marmiroli Communication
Production Director: Stella Marini / Púrpura Artistic Productions
1st Production Assistant: Cesar Ramos
2nd Production Assistant: Cadu Cardoso
Ana Leticia Penedo
Ana Paula Do Val
Kátia Gonçalves Rodigues