The photography series “The other selves – Prostitutes, “Transvestites” and a Lesbian” will be part of a performance piece upcoming in 2014 that was based on a series of recreations of real mug shots on arrested prostitutes, “transvestites” and a…
Technology and science have globally evolved in significant ways over the years and yet there has been minimal evolution in today’s human way of thinking. Sexual censorship is just one of the elements that demonstrates the transgression of the human…
Live Art Performance Artist | Visual Artist | Lecturer
Filipe Canha works on ideas such as post racism, post sexism, post civil rights and post human rights within political Performance Art, Live Art Performance and Video Art. Filipe Canha’s objectives in art production have been grounded in fracturing and provoking physical and psychological preconceptions on the human body. Filipe Canha has finished his MA studies in Visual Language of Performance at the University of Arts London in 2010, completed his BA in Performance at Akademy for Scenekunst in Norway and attended exchange studies in Choreography at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Canha’s most noticeable works are: “M00-0364” a Performance from 2010; “M00-0364 interviews” a documentary dating 2010; “you must be awfully secure in your masculinity” Performance from 2010; “Gisberta, Transgendering & Transcending [Studies]” Performance from 2008.
Exploring within a wide range of artistic disciplines, I develop a non-traditional approach and a political method to art making. My continued interest in questioning discrimination within social structures and democracy, coupled with my interest in medicine science has commenced a series of transdisciplinary investigations within the mediums of installation, video, performance, photography, movement and text. In this process of creation I have come to understand that my objectives for art production have been grounded in fracturing physical and psychological preconceptions of the human body. Moreover, I explore human strength of character within evolutionary mentalities elevating language, intellect, and communal faculties of the human race, I work within interdisciplinary approaches by using a variety of materials in order to reveal the complexity and sensibility of the human mind, body and its evolution. Furthermore, I explore notions of technology within medical science and the human (physical and psychological) – pedestrian bodies and extreme bodies that unfold accompanied with ideas such as post racism, post sexism, post ideological, post civil rights and post human rights. Nothing is more extreme than the aim for truth – the fragility, degradation and transformation of the body and mind. I strive through installation, video, performance, photography, movement and text to provoke thoughts and evoke emotions concentrated on aesthetics within political art.