center of the world

This performance is a re-enactment attempt of archaic religious rituals. Presented within the Joka Klubi’s “Off Art Talent Show”, at W139, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on May 2012 Audio by Rik Möhlmann and Daniel Valentim Document video: camera by Aldwin van de Ven, edit by Daniel Valentim


The relation between the city, its inhabitants and myself: a foreigner in Europe I want to find a psycho-geography of the city where I am. This performance was nominated for the Hendrik de Vries Prize on 2008. It was presented at Pictura gallery, on January 2009, and within the Noorderzon festival, on August 2009, in…


Existential questions make me wander about the streets at night. “Indian” is my search for identity within a new culture, its people and territory. An unexpected visitor, a barbaric creature, the arrival of the Indian is the cause of disruption in the public space. Performance by Daniel Valentim presented at the Noorderzon festival, in Groningen, The…


Caught between the art public’s search for meaning and the online video-chat user’s sexual drive, the performer’s body is in crisis, fighting inside a “Cocoon”. In this performance I struggle with holes in a white-cloth skin: they are roles I am expected to fulfil, but in which I do not fit. Live streamed on sexvideochat…


Street performance art piece at the Union Square, New York City, 2007. Documentation video: camera by Nan Hao