Alexandra Martins Costa: Gift


Gift is a performance about presents. A cage sits in place of the head; origamis sit in place of birds. The offer of a gift replaces the notion of imprisonment. As we walk down the street handing out origamis, our heads become dwellings for these colorful birds. The action is complete when all, including myself, are released.


Alexandra Martins Costa is based in Brasilia and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis on Dance and Visual Arts and a master’s degree in Gender and Feminism. She is part of the collective Tete a Teta. She has been editing video since 2010, performing since 2011, and clowning since 2016. She is currently part of the Fora da Casinha collective and the Rede de Palhaçaria Feminina (Female Clown Network).