I’m Not an Influencer, by Reinaldo Ribeiro
The Brazilian dancer, creator and performer invites us to activate decolonial thought and gaze with this piece that questions the gaze vis-à-vis the objectification of black and mestizo bodies in the urgency to calibrate past and present.
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“... I bring everything and something else just in case... I even bring bricks in my pockets.”
I'm not an influencer (Schwarzenegger exterminó mi futuro) [I’m Not an Influencer (Schwarzenegger Exterminated My Future)] belongs to Chapter 2 of a trilogy that explores the issue of “being a subject”. “As bell hooks has said, this means having the right to define our own realities, establish our own identities and name our own histories, instead of being reduced to objects whose reality and identity are defined by others.”
In this context, the performance piece explores the idea of “not knowing”. “Not knowing” as an option for building the future and articulating other narratives. “Not knowing” the exact origins, as an option for rethinking the concept of ancestrality. “Not knowing” as a political gesture. “Not knowing” as a response to historical shutdown. The “not knowing” that constructs and constitutes.
Reinaldo Ribeiro —transoceanic artist, conceptual bitch, Afro-futurist lover—
Is a Brazilian artist based in Spain since 2006. His work moves between the fields of choreography, the performing arts and “cosmic perreo”. He explores what he defines as the “4P concept”: the relationship between the political, the poetic, the personal and the pathetic. He has a special interest in an expanded scene and in practices and projects that activate decolonial thought and gaze.
He pursues his career as a creator and performer between Tenerife, Madrid and Barcelona, maintaining close ties with the cultural fabric of all three places.
The co-founder of the Lamajara collective, as a performer he works with the choreographer Aleksander Georgiev (Bulgaria), United Cowboys (Netherlands) and Les Impuxibles (Catalonia). He is an associate artist at Art House (Eindhoven). He recently obtained the master’s degree in Performance Practices and Visual Culture granted by Universidad Castilla-La Mancha and Museo Reina Sofía (2019/2020).
His works have been seen in Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Georgia, Poland, Germany and Spain.
He is currently creating his new project, SACRE 110, in collaboration with the artists Aymará Parola and Lea Petra.
Show and artist information:
Creation, direction and choreography: Reinaldo Ribeiro
Live musical creation: Marina Tomás Amado
Dramaturgy and artistic assistance: Adeline Flaun and Arantza Labuena
Lighting design: Alfredo Diez
Sound technician: Andrés Cabrera
Costumes and stage set: Reinaldo Ribeiro
Costume production: Hector Leon
Production: Beatriz Bello
Photography and video: Javi del Pino
Graphics: Martín Alcoba and Noelia Varietti
Text: Reinaldo Ribeiro
Text editing: Arantza Labuena and Adeline Flaun
External editing: Mari Paula and Paloma Hurtado
Text references: bell hooks, Ytasha Womack, Thereza Rocha and Rubén Bermúdez
With the support of: Generalitat de Catalunya / ICDD Gobierno de Canarias / Danseu Festival / Tenerife LAV
Art residencies: La Cresta (TEA Tenerife) / EiMa - Espacio de Creación (Mallorca) / Danseu Festival (Les Piles) / L'animal a la Esquena (Girona) / C. C. del Canal (Madrid)