Artists: Adrian Ganea (Roménia), Alison Neighbour (Reino Unido), Clara Chabalier (França), João Estevens (Portugal), Marion Thomas (França), Mateja Rot (Eslovénia), Olinda Favas (Portugal) e Raluca Croitoru (Holanda/Roménia)

 

PROGRAM

Free entrance, mandatory reservation through ccmalaposta@gmail.com (please indicate number of places, session and schedule in the subject of the message)

 


 

THE BLOODLESS SHADES SHED TEARS

Adrian Ganea

Based on recent studies in biology related to the theory of symbiosis, Adrian is testing various scenarios with automated puppets and a computer simulation of symbiotic life forms. It is about questioning through technology, the conditions of “living together” and the possible means of coexistence of organisms, whether biological or not. In this particular exhibition he will present his research and he will share online files of the simulation as well as further documentation of his work.

 


 

THE (FUTURE) WALES COAST PATH.A JOURNEY AND ENCOUNTER IN PUBLIC SPACE

Alison Neighbour

INSTALAÇÃO

Centro Cultural Malaposta

November 7th and 8th, understage, maximum capacity 10 people simultaneously

 

Responding to the slow crisis of sea level rise unfolding around the world, Alison invites the audience to take a journey through the landscape and to consider what we might lose, and what we might gain. How do we adapt and welcome change?

 


 

THE DEFENSE BEYOND SURVIVORS

Clara Chabalier

INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN/MACHINE DIALOGUE DEVICE

Centro Cultural Malaposta

November 7th and 8th, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, meeting at the foyer

 

“The Defense beyond Survivors” proposes the audience to follow the writing process of “The Invention of Morel’s” narrator: fascinated by Neo-malthusian theories of overpopulation, he wants to gather the arguments that would defend our generation in the court of the following ones. And if he had to take into account not only the living ones, but also the pictures we create and that haunt us – ghosts of technology?
Project inspired by “The Invention of Morel”, a novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. With the artistic and technical collaboration of Johan Lescure. And the participation of Gérard-François Dumont, demographer, editor-in-chief of “Population & Avenir”, Rector at University Paris La Sorbonne; Camille Alloing, Professor at Social and Public Communication Department of University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), author of several books about e-reputation; Fanny George, Maitre de conference in Science of Information and Communication at La Sorbonne University – Paris, a researcher in numeric representations; Charlotte Debest, Doctorate in sociology, author of “The choice of a Life without child”.

With the support of CNC-DICRéAM

 


 

UNCANNY VALLEY

João Estevens

PERFORMATIVE VIDEO-INSTALLATION

Centro Cultural Malaposta

November 7th and 8th, 5:.30 PM and 6:30 PM Experimental Room, approximate length 30m., 12 people maximum capacity

 

“Uncanny valley” is a performative video-installation (work in progress) that follows the migration of the performer and the performativity from the physical world to the digital one, aiming to understand how digital tools and interactions affect our perceptions.

 


 

SURVIVAL KIT IN MALE TERRITORY

Marion Thomas

TRANSMEDIA SOUNDTRACK IN PUBLIC SPACE

Centro Cultural Malaposta and surroundings

November 7th and 8th, 6:00 PM approximate lenght 45 m., meeting point at the foyer

 

Marion gives us a different view of feminist struggles: that of the enemy. The public, equipped with headphones, is guided on a walk in the urban space to explore the world of Incels *. This experience mixes a personal story with that of an incel. During this tour, each spectator will be able to personalize their experience to enter the mysteries of masculinists.

*The incel subculture (English neologism for involuntary celibacy) designates misogynist online communities whose members define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner. Those who claim to be incels are almost exclusively men who gather on the internet around a common cause: hatred of women.

 


 

SPRITES OF MEADOWLANDS

Mateja Rot

URBAN GAME

Jardim do Príncipe Real

November 7th and 8th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, approximate lenght 45 m., meeting point at the playground, 4 people maximum simultaneous capacity

 

Changing the scale, moving the eyes, “Sprites of Meadowlands” addresses the exploration of hidden spaces in the botanical garden. It starts with a walk and all the details that can characterize the morphology of the garden. Viewers are invited to participate in a game designed to activate a specific urban location, in this case the garden. Playing with what is hidden and what is shown, Teja questions our perception of reality and social practices in the city.

 


 

UNTITLED

Olinda Favas

VIDEO-INSTALLATION

Centro Cultural Malaposta

November 7th and 8th, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM Experimental Room, approximate length 30m., 12 people maximum capacity

 

Olinda proposes an oneiric journey from a gallery of real or fictional portraits of dreamers, apprehended in a mysterious transition between vigil and sleep. It is in this material-immaterial threshold and in the unconscious-conscious dialogue that the subject dreams. It is this realm of symbol and memory that the viewer can explore here.

 


 

NEUTRAL BUOYANCY

Raluca Croitoru

SOUND INSTALLATION

Centro Cultural Malaposta

November 7th and 8th, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Black Box, in loop, 10 people maximum capacity

 

The installation proposes a soundscape that connects bodies in water with bodies of water through physical, technically-mediated and speculative immersion. A dialogue emerges between corporeal sounds, terrestrial and underwater ones, in which fluidity replaces predilections for the solid and the fixed.

Technological and digital changes are profoundly changing our daily lives and the use we make of them. Both artists and institutions are affected in their working methods and the processes of creating and producing works. These issues, re-balanced in the context of the current pandemic, change the connection with the public. Duplacena is proposing to Lisbon’s audience to be part of this reflection by actively participating in the presentation of the European project Open Access – Experimenting with performing arts and transmedia creation. Having a collective and collaborative logic, creating a new shared story, interdisciplinarity and participation of the audience is embedded in the matrix of the project that has as a result the creation of eight artistic prototypes. The experimental process chosen was to integrate transmedia creation in the various disciplines of the performing arts.

 

Due to the current corona virus crisis which prevents us from being able to maintain artistic mobility within the project, we invited international artists to adapt their prototypes. Their presentations in Lisbon will present work in progress of the artistic work, the audience being invited to give feedback in order to integrate it in the final version of the projects.

While three works include the live presence of its authors, the others takes the hybrid format of these pandemic times and provoque the international artists to work remotely from their countries but in the company of local collaborators or to mediate their live presence through live streaming or video installations.

It will be a matter of sharing a privileged time with the public, during which each artist will propose a contribution, an experience, a moment of sharing and of immersion in his project. The prototypes sometimes occur in the form of a game, a more or less fictional narrative, a poetic sensory encounter, and various other forms. The feedback from the public will be included in the creation process, so, each spectator will be associated, if desired, with the creation.

 

What is transmedia?

 

The experimental process chosen was to integrate transmedia creation in the various disciplines of the performing arts. Transmedia allows artists to tell a story using everything that makes up our daily lives through different media. Each media used develops its own and different content, not just a duplication but rather an enrichment of the story, to offer a global experience to the public through the multiplicity implicit in its development. It thus becomes a “playing field” for artists in the “live arts”, contributing to the development of new aesthetics, but also so that the public that can experiment, play a role, contribute, choose and also tell stories.

We hope that this form of cooperation and new methods of production and sharing can raise questions about the social challenges we face and possible future paths.

 

ARTISTS’ BIOS

 

Clara Chabalier

Director and actress based in France. Creator of transdisciplinary works and contemporary theater. Graduated from the Regional Actors School in Cannes and CNSAD.

The theatrical space is for her a place where virtuality is initiated into reality, through dance, music, photography and visual arts.

 

Raluca Croitoru

Raluca Croitoru is a visual artist and performer originally from Constanta, currently based in Rotterdam. Her artistic practice merges multidisciplinary approaches from the fields of fine art, choreography and performance. She is interested in the relationship between the body and power structures, especially the specificities of the body under capitalism.

 

João Estevens

João Estevens (PT) is a performance maker and researcher based in Lisbon. His artistic practice focuses on new dramaturgies and hybridity, combining performing arts and multimedia. He is interested in topics as the fragility of the human condition, power, and cyberculture to create his work.

 

Olinda Favas

Actress, performance artist, teacher and director based in Portugal. Olinda finds magic in the expression: “What if …” This simple formulation opens up possibilities in life and art … It is also the reflection of her multidisciplinary work in which error, fragmentation, multiple voices and presences unfold in a poetic and performative intersection.

 

Adrian Ganea

Adrian Ganea is an artist born in Romania in 1989. He is drawn to the unreal, intrigued by the magic of the intangible and the ethereal, he seeks the sorcery that incarnates the virtual into solid matter.

He is fascinated by the ways the bodiless nonmaterial subject can materialize and transpire into the real world. In his work, he aims to enact the production of fiction, often reflecting on its increasing automation. His practice ranges from designing scenography to programming CG simulations and composing videos. He graduated at UDK Berlin, receiving a masters degree in Set Design with his project “Cyborgia” based on Paul B. Preciado’s essay: “How Pompeii invented Pornography, The “Gabinetto Segreto” and the Sexopolitical Foundations of the Modern European Metropolis”.

 

Alison Neighbour

Artist and Scenographer from Wales, Alison creates socially engaged and site responsive installations and performances. She is interested in scenography as a starting point for storytelling and seeks to offer space for audiences to become co-creators of the work.

 

Mateja Stanislava Rot

Urban innovator based in Slovenia. Works at the intersection between urbanism, architecture and activism. She is particularly interested in the creative transformation of public spaces and in regaining the right to spaces, seeking to contribute to the sharing of public space as a common good.

 

Marion Thomas

Author, director and performer, divides her time between Nantes and Lausanne.

She studied staging La Manufacture (Haute Ecole de Théâtre de Suisse Romande).

Finding the reality very disappointing, she meets on the internet with bizarre people. From these virtual errances, Marion draws points of view later integrated into broader narratives to create spaces of friction and conciliation. She likes video games, constructivism, horses and feminist science fiction.

 

Partners in the co-creation of the project: Le Granit (Belfort, France), leader of the project, the National Theater of Wales (Cardiff, Great Britain), Colectiv A (Cluj, Romania) and Duplacena (Lisbon, Portugal).

 

GRRRANIT,is based in Belfort and offers a transdisciplinary, intergenerational and digital program in visual arts and performing arts: theater, dance, circus, music, comedy, debate. Grrranit hosts residences, produces and hosts european, national and international shows. The 20/21 season offers more than 50 shows and 100 performances: 16 creations, 2 festivals, 4 exhibitions, various events and debates. Grrranit gets 4 performance halls with 120 to 850 seats and a visual arts gallery.

 

National Theatre Wales has been making English-language productions in locations all over Wales, the UK, internationally and online since March 2010. It operates from a small base in
Cardiff’s city centre, but works all over the country and beyond, using Wales’ rich and diverse landscape, its towns, cities and villages, its incredible stories and rich talent as its inspiration. National Theatre Wales is supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales.

 

Colectiv A is a Cluj, Romania, based cultural NGO. Through its activity, Colectiv A participates in the development of the local cultural scene through research laboratories, contemporary dance workshops, productions of interdisciplinary performances, artistic residencies and participatory cultural projects.

 

Duplacena is an organisation whose purpose is the creation, production and promotion of festivals, artistic and multimedia shows, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, as well as technical research related to this scope. Its main activity is the Temps d’images – Lisboa festival, which began as a European network and takes place annually, presenting a program that covers several artistic genres and different venues in the city, focusing mainly on the relationship between live art and image.