Festival Belluard Bollwerk International

Festival 2018

Luiza Moraes

(Porto Alegre, Budapest)


Large-scale embroidery performance

During eight days, Luiza Moraes embroiders for hours on end. On a huge piece of cloth, the performer tells the tale of a feminine practice traditionally associated with domesticity, solitude and submissiveness. In the past, embroidery was one of the chief pastimes of women in the private quarters of bourgeois families. Today, the artist appropriates this old-fashioned hobby to denounce the patriarchy with her ten fingers tracing running stiches and backstitches. One stich at a time, the thread expresses a powerful objection, a seizure of power and the reinvention of social roles. The audience witnesses the lengthy creative process. The finished piece is displayed on the two final days of the festival.

Embroidery workshop on July 6

individual duration
BBI Production
without language
Arsen'Alt Salle Nord
  • Thu 28.6. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 29.6. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 30.6. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sun 1.7. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 3.7. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 4.7. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thu 5.7. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 6.7. 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 7.7. 18:00 - 22:00
  • free admission

Concept, direction, performance, installation Luiza Moraes Research Sara Ostertag, Dorótya Poór, Anna Ádám, Ewa Maczynska, Ida Hansen 

Presented with the support of Fonds Culturel Sud

Created thanks to a cultural promotion contribution of Canton Fribourg, and a contribution of the Migros Cultural Percentage in response to the Open Call Solitude

© Dorotya Poor