Co-creation and design of the show "Mutirão" with Lagoa Colectivo at Culturgest
Mutirão is a show about houses, refugees, disasters and exile.
Mutirão is a collaborative artistic gathering designed to create a show for people of all ages, an open event taking place in a garden, as we build and dismantle a house-stage, recycling the waste products of the host institution. It is a hands-on artistic action-reflection, based on an interdisciplinary relationship between dance and architecture. The dancers also build the house and the audience are challenged to join in the work of this first collaborative creation of the Lagoa collective, inventing an aesthetics through their affective involvement in this communal building process.
In collaboration with Lagoa Coletivo. The show has been performed from 3 June to 1 July 2017 in Fundação CGD – Culturgest.
– Lagoa Coletivo
A collective portrait of reasons for living in rural areas
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This series of photographs could have been called “rurality today”. But what we present here is more of a break out portrait than a uniform vision. During the weeks spent in Graignes-Mesnil Angot, we were struck by the multitude of reasons why the inhabitants live in this county and not elsewhere. With these “photographs of stories”, we have tried to capture the diversity of views expressed by people in the village. This is not a documentary review, but rather an “impressionist” reportage, progressing in a more or less coarse piecemeal fashion to compose an image of that diversity.
We began by collecting stories, memories and anecdotes related to places. By linking these to the pictures, we sought to reveal people’s knowledge and subjective experience of space, a kind of intimate and familiar geography, highlighting both forgotten practices and new uses.