SACRIFICIUM INTELLECTUS II

SACRIFICIUM INTELLECTUS II Performance Documentation 2016 Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

SACRIFICIUM INTELLECTUS II

performance, presented on 7 June 2016 at ESE, EmContraste in Porto

Part of the performance series Sacrificium Intellectus Suite.

The Sacrificium Intellectus Suite is a series of twenty two cine-ritual performances which use video projection, ritual actions, dance, sound and music. Each performance will only take place once and never be repeated but each time giving birth to the one that will follow. Actions and characters are carried forth into the next performance so that the past leaves traces in the present.

Sacrificium Intellectus II deals with a sense of absence, and it is a ritual of confronting what is lost, not as a way of clinging to it or trying to bring it back but as a path to accepting its absence. In this performance the debris of the past becomes the fertile ground from which something new can emerge. Sacrificium Intellectus II took place on 7th June, at EmContraste in Porto, Portugal, in collaboration with dancer Joana Castro and percussionist João Pais Filipe.