Remember when perfomance art was something you caught on a street corner or in the subway? One night I stayed up until 1am waiting to watch a performance artist deliver an amazing feat of performance poetics. Today Renato Atuati’s recorded performance art emerges from the underground in Sao Paulo delivering a representation of what remind Atuati of the ninth station of the cross.
Via Crucis, or the stations of the cross are a religious tradition of depicting Jesus’s final days.
Atuati states, “São Paulo is a chaotic city. There is a large contrast between the different human situations, and this resonates with me. Sometimes I think that São Paulo’s routine is the real Via Crucis.”
There certainly is drama in performance art and this video finds it.