Joke Robaard

  • DOMINO/A (2017) was staged at Casa do Povo in São Paulo on the invitation of If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam. For this piece images from sections of the archive titled Work, Conditions, Carpets, Veil and Model & Other were selected. The participants consisted of students and members of Ateliê Vivo, a local women’s pattern-making and textile craft activist collective. While they laid out a trajectory of images on the floor, their motivations for certain combinations were translated on the spot from Portuguese to English by artist Maurício Ianês. At the same time text fragments by Villém Flusser were read aloud in two languages by his translator Rodrigo Maltez Novaes.