study for the importance of being simone de beauvoir


an exploration of the diverse capacities of the body to transform and interpret ideas or imagery from beauvoir’s literary and philosophical works, as if the body were a word experimenting with crafting sentences in space.

study for the importance of being simone de beauvoir marks the culmination of the initial research phase for the performance the importance of being simone de beauvoir. created during an artistic residency at menu spastuve (arts printing house) in vilnius, lithuania, it represents a pivotal stage in the development of the performance, yet it also stands as a distinct and meaningful work in its own right.

hd, color, 23’08”

director, performer, editor: miguel bonneville. editing support: cláudia varejão.

7th-16th november 2014, 27th edition of les instants vidéo festival – marseille, france
11th of october 2013, palco jurássico, lisbon, portugal

24th of june – 22nd of july 2018, ‘three acts, three scenes: your care, my care, careful care’, kunstraum llc, brooklyn, usa
20th of october 2017-11th of march 2018, ‘gender in art. body, sexuality, identity, resistance’, national museum of contemporary art – museu do chiado, lisbon, portugal