(Bilíngue português/inglês e brochuras em Espanhol e Francês)

“O texto é uma colagem da minha pesquisa, os livros da minha travesteca. É uma forma de
registrar como memória para que isso vire história, para que as pessoas saibam que em 2022
tinha uma travesti fazendo um espetáculo, que esse espetáculo tinha uma pesquisa
aprofundada, uma transpofagia”
In Public Domain, the four (Elisabete Finger, Maikon K, Renata Carvalho and Wagner
Schwartz) come together to reflect on the attacks they have suffered. Taking as their starting point
one of the icons of art history, they reveal how a work of art can be used in different narratives over time.
narratives over time, inciting the most diverse reactions, mirroring the facts and absurdities of our societies.
facts and absurdities of our societies.

In this manifesto Carvalho invites the public to look at her travesti body, tirelessly, and introduces us to its historicity: “My body came before me,
without my asking”. As well as its construction: “In a way, I got pregnant with myself. I gave me birth". The “Step Body” of hormones, industrial silicone and breast implants.
Punishment, mass incarceration, censorship, pathology, AIDS, the diaspora and violence and murder of trans/travesti bodies: “I didn't discover myself as a travesti, they screamed at me”.
Renata speaks low, paused and into the microphone to “soothe the cisgender eyes and ears” when they see or hear the word travesti, repeated and illuminated several times and asks, "Does anyone want to touch me?"
“Transpofagic Manifesto” questions how people see the travesti body: “That's why I don't need a face”. And she explains: "We know the cut-out
travestis, from the top of the bus, on foot, by bicycle, on the motorcycle or in the car - no one comes close or talks, because we are dangerous - and it is from this fraction of a second that our images are formed". Plus, which of these images do each of us still carry?
The show is divided into two moments:
The first moment is the presentation of the travesti body, its historicities, transcestrality and the constructions surrounding trans/travestis bodies. The second moment Carvalho is in the audience and proposes a conversation with the public, exposing personal questions and themes such as: cisgenderism, passability, terminologies, among others, are provoked by the actress who always remembers: "Does anyone have any
questions of any kind?"
"Body your autobiography" is a documentary that shows a body in social and family isolation.
and family, but the distancing is not caused by the Corona virus, but by being a transvestite.
transvestite. Renata Carvalho is a character in her own right, her voice tells us about the
the historicity/transcestrality of her body and structural transphobia, pointing out the
social, media, criminal, sexualized and pathological construction of transvestite corporeality and
identity. The film discusses the construction of the common-sense imaginary of what it is to
to be a transvestite. Art and artists have also been responsible for constructing this imagery, with their narratives.
this imagery, with their addicted, stereotyped, derogatory and recreational narratives
with the practice of Trans Fake (cisgender actors playing trans people), and how
how this practice affects transvestite bodies on a daily basis and in all social spheres.

Gabi Gonçalves
+55 11 94174-3067

Ariane Cuminale
+55 11 98855-7589

Rodrigo Fidelis
+55 11 98507-6038
(Bilingual Portuguese/English and brochures in Spanish and French)

"The text is a collage of my research, the books in my transvestite library. It's a way of
record it as a memory so that it becomes history, so that people know that in 2022
there was a transvestite doing a show, that this show had in-depth research, a
research, a transphagia"
The travesti in the future
The story of the diaspora of travestis and trans women who fled/expelled/begone from Brazil, dreaming/seeking a better life in Europe.
The show narrates the path taken since the beginning of the 50's, when the first travestis came back hormonal, very feminine from Europe, the escape to live fully their trans/travesti perceptions, the shows, the family exclusion, the prostitution, the aging, the loneliness, the European loves and the life in this continent.
Told by these bodies who have lived for years in Europe, many are more European than Brazilian - the de-patriation.
Diaspora is a celebration, an ode, a presentation of Brazilian Traviarcas.

Diaspora arises from Renata’s trip to Paris to perform her last show Transpophagic Manifest at the Festival D'automne in 2021, when she personally met some of important Brazilian traviarcas who have lived in Europe for many years, who went there in search of a more dignified life.

Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France and Italy are one of the most sought after countries in the travesti’s Diaspora. Many Brazilian trans women and travestis are aging in Europe. The diaspora investigates the places traveled by the country. Which cities are most popular? What are the Trans rights in the country? How is a travesti immigrant welcomed in this country? How is the citizenship process for Brazilian travestis? How is this prostitution market? How are these bodies treated on a daily basis? Researching if there was any Brazilian on the front line for expanding Trans rights in the country.
Diaspora wants to travel this via-crisis of trans bodies across Europe.

To create the show, Renata has already been supported by FIT Cádiz on a residence in Barcelona at Nau Ivanow, and will have a residece supported by Kaserne Basel and Zürcher Theatre Spektakel.