Unbearable Eloquence_Art for the unconscious brain

With Unbearable Eloquence_ Art for the unconscious brain, I propose to share an investigation, formalized in a dance, that takes place in an “apparently” empty space. This research around the (in) possibility of “subliminal communication” attempts to activate the perception of the viewer and his involvement in the construction of the “event”. From what I might call “ordinary,” I tried to create conditions for the emergence of bodies beyond those immediately recognizable.


Ana Trincão in collaboration with Diethild Meier. 
Performance: Ana Trincão and  Diethild Meier.
Adviser and Sound Researcher: David Leitão.
Gong: Ulrike Bonammer
Light: Sanja Gergori

Thanks: Carlos Manuel Oliveira, Susana Domingos Gaspar, Manuela Moniz, Teatro Virgínia, Sara Vaz.
Research Residency: O Espaço do Tempo, Devir Capa.

Artistic Residency: Centro Centro Cultural de Ílhavo – 23milhas.
Support: Pólo Cultural GaivotasBoavista, Câmara Municipal de Torres Novas, Museu Municipal Carlos Reis.

Ana Trincão

is a doctoral student in Culture Studies at U.C.P and Uni. Copenhagen.  She holds a B.A. in Visual Arts ESAD.CR and  a  M.A. (Soda) in Dance UDK-HZT Berlin, where she conducted a research on body and sound relationships – “Making Visible the Invisible”Trincão´s work, intersects  Dance and Visual – Arts and has been presented in Portugal, Spain, Germany, India, Mexico, Brazil,  Romania and Colombia. Her main field of interest is performance studies and politics.

Diethild Meier

is a dancer and a filmmaker based in Berlin. From 2011 until July 2015 she studied dance and choreography at HZT Berlin – Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (Inter-Universtiy Center for Dance Berlin). Collaborators and partners in that constant research are Lina Gómez (CL), Anna Aristharkova (RUS), Zufit Simon (ISR), and currently Ana Trincao (PT).

David Leitão

graduated in Visual Arts at ESAD in 2002, since then works in the field of music, performance, illustration and printing techniques.

Support for Internationalization: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation