Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm
Matter: We start from the tangible matter of the city, the territory in which it is located, the architectures that configure it, the rhythms that compose it, the relationships that weave it and the daily practices and gestures that shape it.
Excavating: Memory «is the medium of that which is experienced, just as the earth is the medium in which ancient cities lie buried», wrote Walter Benjamin. In the act of excavating the whole body is invested, a good plan is not enough, one needs to know how to excavate the layers not immediately visible.
Future: If the excavation exposes eroded traces to our present, it reveals the underlying tensions made invisible by the images of the city in this neoliberal era. And this revelation opens up possibilities for the future which, grounded in the recognition of these hidden matters, liberate social and political powers and enable imaginaries of change.
Matter for Future Excavation proposes a journey through six installation works comprising photography, video and sound. The works stemmed from an artists’ residency process where, while roaming Lisbon’s east side, we experienced walking as a form of situated research, and discussed three conceptual images, the «villa-façade», « city-image» and «threshold», that guided this joint excavation.
Curators: Ana Jara and Joana Braga
Cidades subtis, video installation by Carlos Gomes
Fonografia do cuidado, sound installation by Fernando Ramalho
Sem prata, photography by Luísa Ferreira
Habitantes, video installation by Tânia Moreira David and Fernando Ramalho
Found Movement, video installation by Tânia Moreira David
Inscrição, photography by Valter Vinagre
For more information, check the exhibition leaflet.
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:30 pm
Bird Flight Workshop
When a bird flies, it looks at the roofs of houses, terraces, land, and paths from the sky, looking down on the city from the heights. This way of observing allows us to question images, drawings, boundaries and borders, uses and occupation forms of urban space.
Saturday, May 8, 10:30 am and 11:00 am
Concept and Mediation: Letícia do Carmo, Educational Service
Ages: 6-12 years old
Duration: 90 minutes
Capacity: 10 people maximum (children and adults)
Guided Tours & Workshops for Schools
Bird Flight, primary education (1st to 6th grade)
Fifth-façade, secondary education (7th to 12th grade)
Tuesday to Friday, mornings
Duration: 90 minutes
Guided Tours for Schools and Groups
Tuesday to Saturday, exhibition’s opening hours
Mediation: Educational Service
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: A class or groups of 7 people maximum
Price: €5 / person (weekdays), €7 / person (Saturdays)
NB: The activity will take place only if the maximum number of participants is attained.