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Opavivará! (BR)


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far° in the city of Nyon !

Opavivará! is an artists’ collective from Rio de Janeiro that operates in the public domain as well as in galleries and cultural institutions. Through the creation of relational installations, the collective offers surprising collective experiences, such as taking a shower in the middle of the street, taking a nap, creating recreational areas on roundabouts and opening temporary “swap shops”. The collective’s strategy is based on an inversion of the rules that govern the public domain, on the delightful feeling of disrupting the private/public relationship and on joyful resistance to individualism. Through its actions, Opavivará! fosters a more welcoming, eco-friendly and generous form of citizenship. With Transnomades, the collective appropriates mobile devices from our daily lives and transforms them to give them new uses, both strange and familiar. The devices are available to the audience who are encouraged to activate them. Over four days the collective will move around Nyon. Meet them in the courtyard at Marchandises, the market, at the beach or at the lakeside!

conception: Opavivará! / production: Opavivará!, far° Nyon / A project in connection with the South America programme COINCIDENCIA of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Opavivará! at far° festival
World Radio Switzerland