12 October 2018
Birgit Cullberg Stipend 2018 for QUARTO
The Swedish-Brazilian artist duo QUARTO (Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala) has been awarded the Birgit Cullberg Stipend 2018.
For the past ten years QUARTO has been exploring the relationship between the body and a kilometer long rope. This has resulted in a five-hour performance at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, several performances at MDT, as well as extensive international exposure. The Birgit Cullberg Stipend is awarded this year for the 20th time.
From the jury’s motivation: “QUARTO works in the present moment using chance as a tool. They question our time by challenging human meaning and existence. They place themselves outside their own self, dehumanizing themselves and the viewer. They portray life, death and our world. QUARTO is a resistance movement to the twenty-first century’s accelerated time.”