What is the wisdom of the body? The question unfolds a decolonial response that is rather a non-verbal one.
ROTA is a ritual/performance developed by Paulina Hupe. The action aims to awaken the role of the body as a knowledge holder. By using elements from both European paganism and Afro-Brazilian traditions, Hupe revisits ancestral knowledge – referencing different roots, origins, hemispheres - in order to deconstruct the colonial unconsciousness.
The performance gives name and is part of a platform that intends to examine diverse bodily experiences. Within five issues, ROTA will investigate - through actions, essays and other curatorial proposals - the existence of distinctive bodies, which will include the spiritual, the collective, and the political, amongst others. The issues will be published on ROTA online platform.
Paulina Hupe is a South American interdisciplinary artist. In her performance-based work, she explores various mediums such as photography, installation and sculpture. Paulina's main subject of research is spirituality, in which spiritualism, shamanism, paganism and the body are studied. In her current practice, she investigates the relationships between incarnated experiences and eternal life. She uses her bodies and her artworks as channels between the Earth and other dimensions. Paulina is a ritual practitioner and creates bonds between her spiritual practice and her art practice.
This is a participatory event, and audience is encouraged to take part in the action. It is requested to remain in the space until the end of the performance.
Artist // Paulina Hupe
Musicians // Clara Carl, Livia Brandão and Fernanda Czarnobai
Curator // Ingrid Kraus
Performance starts at 7pm and goes until 8pm