Cultivamos Cultura’s Garden is a space where the local and the global merge, that we see as a live organism. Like all organisms, it has different levels of organization at distinct scales: cells, tissues, organs, systems. At its core, a community of artists/researchers/makers, our residents, keep Cultivamos Cultura alive. At the next level, the interwoven exchanges with the local community of human and non-human members in São Luis (Alentejo, Portugal) within the largest natural park of the country. And beyond, the connections get strengthened by links that reach the whole world.
Program Part 1 – Acquired Immunity Exhibition
Acquired immunity displays artworks arising from our residencies and invited artists. We bring together artworks that were created as a response to challenges from the local environment: natural, social, and other artists. A response that we compare to the way the immune system responds to new challenges. We also present short glimpses of those local environments around São Luís, that are part of the Cultivamos Cultura experience.
Available online during all the festival. Between 9.9 and 13.9 , 00.00 to 23.59 CET
Program Part 2 – Acquired Immunity Guided Tours:
Guided tours of the exhibition by the curator, Marta de Menezes, an artist, Adam Zaretsky, and an immunologist, Luis Graca, will provide different paths within the real and virtual spaces.
Videos available online during the festival. Between 9.9 and 13.9 , 00.00 to 23.59[AG1].
Live conversation with Marta de Menezes will be on the 12.9, between the 14.00 and 12.00.
Live conversation with Adam Zaretsky will be on the 10.9, between the 14.00 and 12.00.
Live conversation with Luis Graça will be on the 11.9, between the 14.00 and 12.00.
Program Part 3 – Acquired Immunity beyond Cultivamos Cultura
Virtual tours of the natural and social landscape around Cultivamos Cultura.
Videos available online during the festival. Between 9.9 and 13.9 , 00.00 to 23.59
Program Part 4 – Acquired Immunity art and biology at Cultivamos Cultura
Videos available online during the festival. Between 9.9 and 13.9 , 00.00 to 23.59 CET.
Live Q&A with Marta de Menezes (artist) and Luis Graça (scientist) will be on the 12.9, between the 12.00 and 13.00 CET.
Micro-documentaries and a Q&A live session related to the possibilities of laboratory and fieldwork in art and biology at Cultivamos Cultura.
Our presence would not be possible without the committed and enthusiastic group of people from our team and contributors that responded to our challenge and join us in our efforts. Also we thank the Ars Electronica team and organisers that made this all possible.
Cultivamos Cultura Team:
Marta de Menezes, Cultivamos Cultura, PT
Luis Graça, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, PT
Pavel Tavares, Cultivamos Cultura, ( executive audiovisual production), PT
Claudia Figueiredo, Cultivamos Cultura, PT
Diana Mordido Aires, Cultivamos Cultura, PT
Our friends that answered our call:
Adam Zaretsky, NADLinc, US/PT
Dalila Honorato, Ionian University, GR
Bruno Caracol, (audiovisual production), PT
Léna Lewis King, (audiovisual production), UK/PT
Michelle Lewis King, UK/PT
Nuno Sousa, PT
Daina Silina, LV/AT
Christl Baur, DE/AT