SALL LAM TORO
Performance Artist Born as Patricia Salla, in Braganza, Portugal in 1990, based in Aarhus, Denmark
Sall Lam Toro is a Guinean-Portuguese Queer artist, curator and poet based in Aarhus, Denmark mainly working with conceptual live art, poetry, video performance and embodied practices such as butoh and improvisational dance. She is interested in examining, challenging, deconstructing and re-signifying the tensions between social and visceral body, and normativities through concepts of decolonization, rhizome philosophy, and queer theory.
She engages in practices and settings of sharing, engagement and interactivity with audiences, thus creating contexts/spaces where there is collective transformation, a rise of kinship and new social practices by challenging those existing in a determined space or geography.
Experimentation and collaboration are key elements in Sall's work as she believes that we ought to generate expanded forms of kinship in society in order to live and die better, as technology and mental illness grow in dependency and lead our bodies more and more fostered by isolation, alienation and disconnection from each other, nature and the rest of the universe. Consequently, she is fond of forms of decapitalization and de-commodification of the body through concepts of decolonial thinking, as she observes that capitalism is ecologically, sociologically, and spiritually more and more destructive and it is rooted in colonial/imperial thinking.
Thus, she uses her artistic mediums to produce social practices of self-decolonization and queering as a way to reclaim her own gaze.