A piece to be premiered at São Luiz, conjured by Alice dos Reis and Odete, ‘PORTAL’ combines sound, text, song, and installation projecting a common narrative from two parallel exoplanets. On a speculative plane, where genres like sci-fi or opera converge, Alice and Odete break down the barriers between the personal and the political in an autobiographical process as detailed as it is abstract, projecting possible futures from their dreams and desires – with the galactic bond of overcoming their own land.
An encounter full of meaning between two artists of very personal vision and shared dreams. Alice dos Reis’ artistic career has led her to reveal her works in Europe, the United States or Australia, through galleries, institutions, and film festivals, the result of focus, vision, and academic merit by the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. A continued work that “looks at encounters between human agents and more than humans in biopolitical systems”, according to Alice’s own words. Concepts that connect umbilically to the craft of Odete, a transdisciplinary artist that navigates between writing, visual arts, performance, and music. Openly autobiographical, Odete’s work struggles with the connections between the personal and political spheres, invoking its own cosmogony, rewriting history to reinvent/project the future. With work revealed in numerous spaces and contexts, from the club to the gallery and intermediate points of attention, Odete’s ‘Water Bender’ was released this year, by New Scenery. BS