Performance: AURA

A figure in shadow standing in two pools
Aura, 7≈8, Image courtesy Konstantina Tsagianni
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The performance is an immersive and ethereal experience, an ecosystem inhabited by the artist and the audience, where two intersected bodyscapes unfold, mapping her identity and circumscribing her transition.

The piece’s scenography transports the spectator to the absolute simplicity of a work about the body, mind, and soul. Proposing the attentive observation of acts such as awakening, breathing, raising, drying, moving, and unveiling that simultaneously contains boldness and vulnerability.

The infinity-shaped water mirror, the emanating sound, the celestial gown, and the presence of the four natural elements contribute to an otherworldly atmosphere achieved by the use of time and meticulous sculpting of space.

7 ≈ 8 is the culmination of profound introspection and the courage to deconstruct and reconstruct one's own history, while sharing it.


6 - 6.45pm: Performance in The Space

7 - 8pm: Q&A followed by a conversation between Aura and Canan Batur, the curator of Live Programmes in Blend Café

AURA (b.1997, Porto) is a transdisciplinary artist who fuses visual arts, performance, theatre and dance to explore gender and sustainability issues. Her work has been showcased internationally across Portugal, Poland, France, Italy, Sweden, and the UK, namely The Transformation of the World (2022, Municipal Galleries of Lisbon) and 7 ≈ 8 (2021, Maia Contemporary Art Biennial. 2022, The Place, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Quinzena de Dança de Almada, Mala Voadora, CLAY - Center for Live Art Yorkshire). Aura holds a master's degree in Performance Making from Goldsmiths, graduated in Fine Arts and Intermedia by ESAP and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk during Erasmus. Aura has collaborated with Carlota Lagido, Raimund Hoghe, Alessandro Bosetti and Aki Nagasaka and has participated in several workshops and programmes with over 30 international creators, among them are Ron Athey, nora chipaumire, Marta Ziólek, Mårten Spångberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen. She has been supported and awarded by Porto City Council, Setúbal City Council, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, GDA Foundation, Portuguese Youth Foundation, ESAP, DGES, and Santander Universities.

About the event

Free for all.

Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.

The duration of the event is one hour and a half. The performance will be 45 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Seating is available.


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There are no audio descriptions for this event.

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Safety during your visit

Due to COVID precautions, please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms, or is awaiting test results.

Staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face mask in all areas.

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