- 06.04 — 10.04 2021
- Artists in Residence
Rita Natálio is working on new performance based on a critical reading of Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig's 1976 book, *Lesbian Peoples: Material for a Dictionary*.
She first engaged with the book in Water Carriers and Spillovers", written in the context of the Working Encounters organised by the Create to Connect Create to Impact network.
In 2020, a book was found in a well. This well, as many other of life’s cavities, was contaminated by superficial practices of intensive monoculture. Its water, having turned unsanitary, had then dried up for quite a long time. It was inside this hole, then, dried up yet viscerally imprinted by the memory of water, that a translation of *Lesbian peoples: Material for a Dictionary*, written in 1976 by Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig was found.
She returns now to this research at the Pro.Dance studio, with support from Alkantara.
Rita Natálio is an artist and researcher. Her work relates poetry, writing, and performance. She is a doctoral candidate in Artistic Studies at the New University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Anthropology at the University of São Paulo (Brazil). She researches the recent debate around the concept of the Anthropocene and its impact on the redefinition of disciplines and esthetics in the relationship between art, politics, and ecology. Lecture-performances include Antropocenas (2017) with João dos Santos Martins and Geofagia (2018). In 2019, she was part of the curatorial team for a film programme featuring Indigenous filmmakers from Brazil at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. In 2020, she co-organised a seminar called “Repolitcisizng the Anthropocene” as part an international project, Anthropocene Campus Lisboa. She co-organises, with André e. Teodósio, the editorial imprint Ed. ______ focussing on performing arts and systems of power and protest.