ECOTEMPORÂNEOS
An open community of readers in green and imaginary spaces

 

Creating an echo with the future – Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 -, the Contemporary Arts Biennial BoCA in partner- ship with EGEAC begins in 2019 a long-term project that relates the occupation of green spaces in Lisbon, their availability and fruition, by a reading community that is both inclusive and accessible. How can literature become such a reflective gesture over the present-day and biodiversity while simultaneously being an ample gesture of inclusion and artistry?

“Ecotemporâneos” [Ecotemporaries] is an inclusive literary community acting in the green spaces of Lisbon, constituted by a diverse group of visual and auditory deficient people as well as people who can see and hear.

The project shares a common time (contemporary) and a common space (the environment) around access to literature and its relation to a site.

For each session, a guest – a public figure representing culture and contemporary Portuguese society – will pick a book that shall be read at home. In a live setting, some excerpts will be read amongst the present and the book will be presented by the guest as well as the relationship between book and the green space. The garden’s growth, presented by its gardeners, and literature’s growth, developed by the guest and the participants. Some books will be printed in braille, with others being printed for free and having live translation in Portuguese sign-language, making the reading and dialogue accessible to all.

Inclusive, accessible, reflecting over the environment and artistic experience, all are welcome. Here we all are “Ecotemporâneos”.

 

GUEST ON 6 APR
Matilde Campilho (writer)

GUEST ON 20 APR
Mamadou Ba (director of SOS Racism Portugal)

 

Production BoCA
Coproduction EGEAC Public Space
Support ACAPO, Lisbon City Hall, Lisbon Green House

Next Performances

read more
  • O Barco / The Boat

    13 April 2024 — 14 April 2024
    Inhotim, Brumadinho (Brasil)

    GRADA KILOMBA

    From 13 April, Galeria Galpão of Inhotim Institute will host O Barco / The Boat by Grada Kilomba, a sculptural, performative and poetic work commissioned by BoCA 2021 and presented for the first time in Brazil.

    +
  • The Talking Car

    18 April 2024 — 19 April 2024
    deSingel

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

    +
  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

    +
  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

    +
  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

    +
  • TERRA COBRE

    14 September 2024
    Festival Escena Patrimonio

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

    +
  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

    +