20 people. 20 people found at random. 20 people who have something in common. They want to. They want to be one another. The other can be an individual, a species, a collective, an invention, an entity, a sensation. Fictitious, real or you. 20 people who wish to imagine, understand, walk, run, read, miss, fight, dream, smoke, dance, shout, love, drive, scratch, fuck, sing, breathe, whistle and have legs, look, hair, claws, personality, rhythm, color, voice, strength, sex, smell of the other. They want to be for only a few hours or a whole day. And they are. In the bedroom, in the bathroom, in the corridor, in the garden, in public, in solitude, in a collective, hidden or under a pseudonym. Otherwise, they want to. 20 people who have something in common. 20 people found at random. 20 people.
Not himself, not herself, not itself is Carolina Bonfim‘s latest work based on a series of interviews with people who want to feel, temporarily, one another.
Carolina Bonfim (São Paulo, Brazil, 1982) Lives and works in Brussels. Desire, alterity, body and archive are some of the recurring themes in her work. She investigates processes of appropriation, incorporation and transmission of immaterial knowledge through the body. In recent years I have exhibited and presented her work in centres and institutions such as the 14th Salão Nacional de Arte in Itajaí (Brazil), Casa do Povo (Brazil), MARCO in Vigo (Spain), MACSur (Argentina), Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers (France), Lugar a dudas (Colombia), Galería A Gentil Carioca (Brazil) Arts Santa Mònica (Spain), Fundació Miró (Spain), La Capella (Spain), Centre d’art contemporani Fabra i Coats (Spain) and Can Xalant (Spain). Information of exposition Not himself, not herself, not itself.