Born in Angola and living in Portugal, Neusa Trovoada has presented her work as a set designer and visual artist at various venues across the country, including Culturgest, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and INSTITUTO. She regularly participates in projects and structures for research and artistic promotion with creators from racialised communities.

At Fábrica da Cerveja, which hosts the group exhibition “Invisible Present”, Neusa Trovoada opens the exhibition “CHORUS 1.8 – latente”. After thinking about the powers of the mouth and the scream, the artist presents us with a set of works that take us inwards, to the latent pulse, to the depths that cross times and places. Giving us a glimpse, or a sense, of the hidden strategies of survival and the movements imprinted in the archaeology of gestures of resistance, she inverts the planes to seek answers: the underground comes to the surface and brings with it clues to a possible, ecologically and socially more responsible, future.

In dialogue with Neusa Trovoada’s exhibition, Angolan director and actress Zia Soares – the first black woman to direct a Portuguese theatre company – presents the performance “Coro dos Assombrados” on the terrace of the Fábrica da Cerveja.

Author and director: Neusa Trovoada
Musical composition of the piece “de composição de um grito”: Xullaji
Coro dos Assombrados
Text: Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida
Installation: Neusa Trovoada
Performance: Zia Soares with the participation of Carlos Trovoada
Support: Biblioteca de Belém – Rede de Bibliotecas de Lisboa, Divergente, Espaço Tabanka, Qi news

CHORUS 1.8 is a project funded by the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts.

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