mcristinaelias

 

1978, São Paulo, Brasil

 

 

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Visual artist and choreographer. Directed and exhibited works at the Radial System (Berlin), at the Berlin Platforma Festival, VERBO Festival (Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo), Dança em Foco Festival (Rio de Janeiro), SheDevil Festival (Rome, Italy), at MIS Museum of Image and Sound (São Paulo), MAM Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo), Paço das Artes (São Paulo), MAXXI (Rome, Italy), Studio Stefania Miscetti (Rome) and Arshake.com, among others. In 2013, she received the “FUNARTE- Women in Visual Arts” (Brazil) award, in 2017, the “Paço das Artes Project Season” award and, in 2020, she was selected for the MARP exhibition season (Ribeirão Preto). Participated in the collective shows ASYMMETRIC TRAVELS: text and movement (2018) and WOMEN IN SCENE (Paço das Artes, São Paulo - itinerant show, 2019-2020). In 2011, he completed a Master's Degree in Movement Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London, United Kingdom) and, in 2020, a PhD in Design at the Anhembi Morumbi University (São Paulo).

 

 

Process

 

My creative process starts from the performance for creating objects. With objects, I refer to drawings, charcoal screens, photographic prints, video and animation. Both performance and object are, in general, exhibited together although they may live separately. My work is also deeply linked to writing/text transformed into visual technique: the text is seen both as a sign and as an image, a drawing that develops during the performance.

 

 

Professional Path

 

Between 2010 and 2011, I completed a master's degree in motion studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London, UK). During this period, I did an internship as an assistant director to the German choreographer Sasha Walz in the creation of the opera Matsukaze (2011, Sasha Walz and Toshio Hosokawa), Japanese Noh theater play. During this internship, I was able to approach the aesthetics of Noh theater and experience the updating and migration of its principles from a classic Japanese universe to the body of western performers. Between 2012 and 2014, in Berlin and Rome, I had the opportunity to train Butoh with some second and third generation masters (Minako Seki, Yuko Kaseki, Tetsuro Fukuhara). Also in Berlin, I participated in physical training based on the Aikido technique taught by Prof. Martin Gruber of the Ernst Busch Faculty of Performing Arts in Berlin. In 2020, I completed a PhD in Design, in which I propose a procedural method for design creation based on an aesthetic marked by Zen Buddhist principles and, since 2019, I am a member of the Center for Oriental Studies at PUC São Paulo.