New Creation – Performance in the natural space
“And when I create an environment called voglio vedere le mie montagne (I want to see my mountains) I mean an inner archetype of the idea of mountain: the mountains of the self.”
Joseph Beuys, 1979
In the year of the centenary of the birth of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986), BoCA creates the project “A Defesa da Natureza” (“Defense of Nature”), a collaboration aimed at promoting new artistic creations.
Curated by Delfim Sardo and Sílvia Gomes, “Quero ver as minhas montanhas” (“I want to see my mountains”) counts on the participation of the artists Sara Bichão, Diana Policarpo, Dayana Lucas, Gustavo Sumpta, Gustavo Ciríaco, Musa paradisiaca and Berru.
The premise invites artists to look at Beuys’s legacy while observing their own mountains, their own ‘selves’.
With diverse backgrounds and artistic genres from plastic to the performing arts, each artist is invited to conceive a single intervention to be held by the sea, the river or in a green space, nurturing affinities between art and nature.
Seven unique sessions for every Sunday of the programme, set between Lisbon, Almada and Faro.
Sara Bichão – “0”
“0” is an action in 3 moments: (1) shore; (2) river; (3) shore. Transporting an oval-shaped block of ice, crossing the Tejo river via the water from the bank in Lisbon to the bank in Almada. Inside the block remains a suspended sculpture until melting occurs.
An ambitious project that connects the two cities by rowing and can be view by the public at the Departure point (Praia dos Momores) or at the arrival point (Praia do Porto Brandão) and, in parallel, in live streaming on BoCA Instagram.
Support: Clube Ferroviário de Portugal, Federação Portuguesa de Remo and Transaire.
Curated by: Delfim Sardo and Sílvia Gomes
Artists: Sara Bichão, Diana Policarpo, Dayana Lucas, Gustavo Sumpta, Musa paradisiaca, Coletivo Berru and Gustavo Ciríaco
Institutional Partner: República Portuguesa / Ministério da Cultura