Ana Mendes, Self-portrait, 2011, performance, photo (c) Arne Schmidt
Self-portrait is a play about my identity. Over the years I collected my personal details and wondered what is the role that inheritance plays in our life. It could be a police questionanaire or a manifesto against all the interrogatories that we have to fill in over our lives. but, it isn't. It is just a Self-portrait. Perhaps, automatic.
Written, directed and performed by Ana Mendes.
Prizes: Act- Arriaga Award, first prize winner, Act - Performing Arts Festival, Bilbao, Spain, 2012; Lift Off, second prize winner, Lift - Art Gallery, USA, 2012
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Support: partially developed during the Residency Make 2010, organized by the Theatre Forum of Ireland, Absolute Fringe Festival Dublin, Cork Midsummer Festival and Project Arts Centre; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Photo: Arne Schmitt