Dibubuísmos is a short poetic video exploration of creativity and the self. Created and performed by Paes Loureiro, it is a unique way of delving into the artistic self and where the artist fits into the natural world.
The piece opens with Loureiro mindfully cleansing herself and shedding her existing self. The movements are slow, deliberate and show an appreciation for the little things and living with intention and awareness.
Loureiro contemplates herself and her surroundings in a place where land meets water, before floating through the river in a ritual of rebirth and peaceful meditation. Background music allows the mood of the piece to alter and moments of drama to be built up, which creates a sense of dialogue with Loureiro, even though the piece contains no spoken word.
Dibubuísmos is a tiny piece with a big message. It’s beautifully shot and captures some stunning natural scenes in exquisite detail, and together with Loureiro’s hypnotic movement and this opportunity to see the reflective creative process of her creative mind, produces a mesmerising meditation on art and the natural world which reminds you to be grateful for what you have, appreciate the details in life, and that you can always go back to basics and start over whenever you need to.
Dibubuísmos is being streamed by Edinburgh Fringe until 28th August 2023. Tickets are available here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/dibubuismos
Reviewer: Donna M Day
Reviewed: 24th August 2023
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