study for the importance of being simone de beauvoir

drawings and video (23’08”, colour, sound)

this video piece 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, in july 2013, it represents a pivotal stage in the development of the performance.
the twelve drawings served as a visual roadmap for the video shoot. subsequently, they were exhibited as a unified piece at the ‘gender in art: body, sexuality, identity, resistance’ exhibition at the national museum of contemporary art – museu do chiado in lisbon.

director, performer, editor: mi̶g̶u̶e̶l̶ 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

film stills