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"Moqueca" is both an audio walk and invitation to the world of pleasure and the senses as well as a narrative of biographical and collective life journeys. Equipped with wireless headphones, the audience follows a winding route in Berlin-Mitte to finally arrive at Acker Stadt Palast, where performer Lucas Lacerda serves the audience the traditional North Brazilian dish Moqueca.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Moqueca
OIIA art direction by HP Loveshaft

Inspired by the Brazilian anthropophagy movement, Brazilian-German artist duo Po:era explores images of the incorporation of cultures, beliefs, and ideas, and how this incorporation has been and continues to be dominated by the storytelling of Christianity, capitalism and modern progress. From a personal perspective, Po:era reflects on those moments when we venture into the unknown and the ways in which our bodies function to sustain us through an incorporation of other, past lives.

The socially critical and cultural revolutionary Anthropophagy movement emerged in the 1920s in the artistic environment of the Brazilian writer Oswald de Andrade. The socially critical and cultural revolutionary anthropophagy movement emerged in the 1920s in the artistic environment of the Brazilian writer Oswald de Andrade. The movement was named after a painting by Tarsila do Amaral entitled "Abaporú" (1928): 'Abaporú' in the Tupí language means anthropophage, which is to say ‘man-eater’. Following the anthrophagic motto "Instead of pushing away the foreign, eat the foreign," the movement developed artistic actions against the destructive, dominant and racist elements of European culture. They countered the purity, scientificity and the "European desire for difference" with "tropical proliferation, appropriation and naivety, wildness and poetry."
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by and with Lucas Lacerda, Daniel Weyand
Events
Datum
Schoko-Laden Mitte - Berlin
Datum
Schoko-Laden Mitte - Berlin