Márcio Carvalho

Works with Live Art Danmark
2014 “False Memories” at Live Art for Børn 1
2016 Co-Curator of COLAB Copenhagen

False Memories
Márcio performed “False Memories” at the first Live Art for Børn festival. Working with a polaroid camera, various plastic toys and pre-produced cardboard speech bubbles, he went through a series of critical questions and answers about adverstising, toys and video games with his young audience. The rackety soundtrack, playing loudly in the background,  was composed of the voice overs of TV commercials for children’s toys and the beeps and explosions of early video games.

COLAB Copenhagen
In the Spring of 2016, Márcio co-curated COLAB Copenhagen with Live Art Denmark. For this project, eight artists form Africa, the Near East and Latin America were invited for a one month residency in Copenhagen. They teamed up with artists and scholars from Copenhagen, to research issues around the ways that memory, history and self-perception of individuals and states are constructed. The results were presented to the public in a series of four special COLAB Samtalekøkkener in spring of 2016 at Overgaden Art hall.

About the Artist
Márcio  is an artist and curator of contemporary art whose projects are primarily focused on collective technologies and practices of remembering, and how they influence individual and group memory of past events.

His work examines public life and archives, autobiographical and collective memory, with a focus on acts of remembering and their biological, cultural and social influences. He uses performance art as a process-based practice and a tool to examine representational memories that are embedded in different urban and private settings. He translates the performative processes into works of film, drawing and photography, in an attempt to interrupt the ways hegemonic narratives create an idea and experience of the past, leading people to remember specific events and forgetting others, acknowledging the existence of Western technologies of knowledge and shuttering other forms of knowing, specially embodied ones.

Carvalho holds a master’s degree in performing arts from HZT/ UDK Berlin and a master’s degree in Visual Arts from ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He has shown his work and collaborated with communities on five continents.

Read more about his projects on this website.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.