Off with his head!

off with his head! was a performance in which bonneville attempted to deviate from their usual instinctive and visceral approach to creating performances, following the advice of a fellow artist. they consciously restrained their plasticity and aimed to be more rational and methodical in their approach. using their father’s letters as the foundational material, they portrayed them as if they were written by god. however, the result of this departure from their natural creative process proved to be deeply frustrating. it underscored the idea that compromising one’s artistic vision in deference to others’ opinions and perspectives can lead to disastrous outcomes that should be avoided.

director, performer and producer: miguel bonneville. visual content: sofia arriscado.

2nd of july 2005, quando um minuto se arrasta 2 – performance showcase, salão olímpico, porto, portugal