“It is the transformation of substance that is my concern in art, rather than the traditional aesthetic understanding of beautiful appearances. If the creativity relates to the transformation, change, and development of substance, then it can be applied to everything in the world, and is no longer restricted to art…” – Joseph Beuys about his work Bathtub (1960)
The new solo of Fernando Belfiore, AL13FB<3 investigates the idea of body-sculpture. Fernando (per)forms an encounter with elements to construct a physical experience, body states and retranslate emotions. While leading his audience through poetic and futuristic worlds, he explores the potential of transformation and let the body unfold new materiality. Belfiore reshapes the environment as an alchemic relation of re-creation and renewal.
Fernando Belfiore (1983 Sao Paolo, Brazil) is a choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam. He graduated at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development – AHK) in 2011. Fernando is artist in residence at the production house Dansmakers Amsterdam since 2011, where he created his solo You Must, a dramaturgic collaboration with Ivo Dimchev, and .whatdowefinallyshare., which was selected for Aerowaves as priority company 2013.
Supported by: Dansmakers Amsterdam Jonge Makers fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. In collaboration with ICK Amsterdam, Z Zentrum für Proben und Forschung Frankfurt, Work Space Brussels and Fabrica de Movimientos Porto. Special thanks to Forum of Live Arts Amsterdam, VERBO São Paulo, Eleanor Bauer and Ria Rigler.