.HYMN. (2012)

Featured Long Durational Work


Duration: Six hours

Text by Luísa Nóbrega
Cover photograph by Beatriz Bastos

"It is the 21st of December 2012, the day the world was supposed to end. It is the hottest day of the summer. After a day in fast and silence, I kneel on a wooden chair by the rear door of a church. I fill an entire glass with saliva."

— Luísa Nóbrega 

Luísa Nóbrega will be one of five artists presenting a six-hour durational performance at PerformaPaço 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, October 4th, 2014, beginning at 2pm. The artist has been keeping a vow of silence for two months and will only begin to speak again during her performance titled, "Conference, or How to Avoid a Deluge."  The event was curated by artist Paula Garcia and writer Corinne Fitzpatrick. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Luísa Nóbrega graduated with a degree in Philosophy from The University of São Paulo. She is an artist and her work explores the boundaries between different artistic disciplines, especially literature, sound arts, and visual arts. For more than two years, she decided not to have a fixed home and spend her time in artistic residencies and living temporarily with friends in different parts of the world. She recently took part in artistic residencies and exhibitions across the world, including Poland, Iceland, Lithuania, Armenia and Ukraine. With her vocal experiments, she collaborated with a collective of contemporary electronic musicians Al Revés with whom in 2006 she recorded the album "menagerie." She is also a writer and in 2010 published her first book and is currently preparing "Pathetique," an anthology of poems. Her website can be found here.