Concept, artistic direction and creation: João Bento
Support to the making of the ice object: Maurício Martins (MILL - Makers In Little Lisbon)
With “DeGelo – Diamante Bruto”, João Bento wants to give voice to a pressing cause; the preservation of the planet through awareness of the importance of water. The piece, dynamic and fluid, wants to convey sensations and emotions associated with the natural phenomenon of the thawing of ice, by proposing a multisensory experience. An organism in transformation.
João Bento is a visual and sound artist. He composes for dance, performance, theatre, film, installations and live acts, articulating field recording with analogic/electronic instruments, in a multidisciplinary context. Bento develops his work in visual arts and sound installations, relating sound files and processes that question memory and territory. He is also involved in different musical projects. The artist has presented individual and collaborative work in Europe, as well as in Mexico, India, Colombia and Bangladesh.