Summer School 2020 – 6th -20 July 2020

Due to the evolving COVID-19 Pandemic we are sorry to announce that the Summer School 2020 has been cancelled. All activities requiring interpersonal contact are suspended and will be postponed. This includes the art residency programs, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Elements of Care Since 1800 human population has grown seven-fold. The Romantic concept of nature…

BioFriction Residency by Simona Deaconescu and Vanessa Goodman – August 2020

BLOT BLOT Conceived and performed by dance artists Simona Deaconescu (Tangaj Collective, RO) and Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance, CA), “BLOT – Body Line of Thought” is an interdisciplinary project that addresses the influence of microbiology on human behaviour. “BLOT” focuses on the layers of bacteria on a person’s skin, as a unique fingerprint,…

BioFriction Residency by Kira O’Reilly -Summer 2020

Menopause batteries and endocrine piracy Environmentally menopausal is also a terming that acknowledges the Body (ie the discursive, material semiotic) as being expanded, contingent and provisional whilst also, in the lineage of feminist practice as being deeply tethered to the specific and particular of the personal and lived immediacy of intimacy of my body. In…

BioFriction Residency by Joel Ong -dates to be announced 2021

Frozen Sound: Bioart and the Atmospheric Microbiome Concept: >> (Written – spoken – heard – revealed) on the Wind Amongst the great prophets of technology, mathematician Charles Babbage was particularly conscious of way the air could be seen as an infinite database.  In the Ninth Bridgewater Treatise  of 1837 he describes how “the air we…

Residency by Ana Monteiro – dates to be announced 2020

Workshop-performance deCoolonial Dances – Movements and Communities Oficina-performance Danças deCooloniais – Movimentos e Comunidades This proposal was developed within the context of the Covid-19 quarantine and supported by the Emergency Fund to Support the Arts of the portuguese ministry of culture. The workshop-performanceDecoolonial Dances – Movements and Communities, constitutes itself as a hybrid and transdisciplinary…

Residency by Sara Montalvão e David Negrão – From 9th to the 19th of July 2020

– LOOP MENTAL – CRUZAMENTO DISCIPLINAR VÍDEO-ARTE INTERACTIVO / DANÇA CONTEMPORÂNEA Este projecto consiste numa média-metragem interativa de vídeo-arte que se divide em 7 episódios , cada um com a duração de cerca de 3 a 5 minutos. Cada episódio vive independentemente mas coexistem e seguem uma mesma trama onde a dramaturgia é explorada de forma sequencial não…

Residency by Dalila Honorato – From 13th to the 31th of July 2020

Dalila Honorato, Ph.D, is Tenured Assistant Professor in Aesthetics and Visual Semiotics, Ionian University, Greece, and collaborator at the Center of Philosophy of Sciences, Univ. Lisbon, Portugal. Cofounder of the Interactive Arts Lab, she is the head of the interdisciplinary conference “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science”, and, together with Marta de Menezes, the conceptualizer and…

Residency by Adam Zaretsky – From 13th to the 31th of July 2020

Bio Adam Zaretsky, Ph.D. teaches video, performance, video compositing, new media, art and technology, web/interactivity, digital audio, digital imaging, and contemporary theory. A former researcher at the MIT department of biology, for the past decade Zaretsky has been teaching an experimental bioart class called VivoArts at: San Francisco State University (SFSU), SymbioticA (UWA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…

Non Living Queerings | Biofriction

🧪 As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed activities, Biofriction has set up a a series of Working Groups and online events to instigate an informed discussion on current situation and possible scenarios. 💊 The ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19 has exposed SARS-CoV-2 as a potent nonhuman actant that resists the joint scientific,…

Braiding Friction | Biofriction

🧪 As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed activities, Biofriction has set up a a series of Working Groups and online events to instigate an informed discussion on current situation and possible scenarios. 📉 What does it mean to be acting in accordance with to “flatten” the mathematically constructed curve? Speculatively, it seems…

Residency by Teatro Só – From 4th of January to the 30th of June 2020

This residency was just resumed after the COVID-19 confinement! We are very happy to have them back into our space. Welcome Back!! The Residence of Teatro Só intends to unfold as the development a new show that will ponder deeply and reflect on the victim of domestic violence. A Residência do Teatro Só pretende desenrolar-se…

Palimpsesto Exhibition 2020 |16th January to the 9th of February

PALIMPSESTO Curator MariaManuelaLopes MUSEU MUNICIPAL DE PENAFIEL 2020 EXPOSIÇÃO 17th January | 09th February As a palimpsest this exhibition explores the investigation of / by art in overlapping layers with some freedom of content juxtaposition. The word palimpsest is derived from the Greek and means something like scraping or scratching to do on top. This…