Me and You: Artificial and/or Natural?
This three-day theoretical and practical workshop, will take as its starting point three exhibitions on display at MAAT. In an artistic-discursive approach we wil start with a conversation, were wer will discuss themes from the exhibitions Aquaria, X is not a small country and Earth Bits, and then move on to two practical modules, where through overlaps / collages we will create a single work composed of three layers: the sea as a territory that proclaims new rights; geopolitics and processes of estrangement or approximation; the idea of mapping as a possible tool for problematizing an environmental awareness.
This workshop is aimed at an adult audience interested in these themes and at higher education students.
01/09/2021 18.00-19.30 > Roundtable and presentation to the themes with André Nascimento and Rita Natálio
02/09/2021> 15.00-17.00 > Practical component
03/09/2021 > 15.00-17.00 > Practical component
The roundtable will be public, but participation in the workshop requires registration.
About the exhibition Aquaria - Or the Illusion of a Closed Sea the central theme will be the Sea as a territory that proclaims new rights and will have a public access guest for a debate with the participants.
Guest: Rita Natálio
About the exhibition X is Not a Small Country we will focus on themes related to geopolitics, starting from the question: which processes of estrangement or approximation?
Guest: André Nascimento
About the installation Earth Bits - Feeling the Planet we will focus on the idea of mapping as a possible tool for problematizing an environmental awareness.
Guest: to be confirmed
André Nascimento was born in Faro in 1972 and holds a PhD in contemporary Philosophy from the University of Lisbon. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Beira Interior, where he coordinates the PhD in Philosophy and the research unit Praxis - Philosophy, Politics and Culture. His academic interests range from social and political philosophy to existential thought and phenomenological psychology. He has published several books of essays and is a columnist for the Jornal Económico newspaper.
Rita Natálio is a performance artist and researcher, non-binary lesbian. Currently preparing a double doctorate in Art Studies at FCSH-UNL and Anthropology at USP with an FCT scholarship, with their research focusing on the Anthropocene concept and its impact on the disciplinary and aesthetic redefinition of the relations between the arts, politics and ecology. Natálio studied Choreographic Performing Arts at the University of Paris VIII and holds a Master's degree in Psychology from PUC-SP. The artist has held a series of performance-conferences, including Anthroposcenes (2017), Geophagy (2018), and Fossil (2020) that are directly linked to their research on climate change and art practice. Natalio also published two poetry books, Handicraft (2015) and Human plants (2017). In 2019, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Natalio participated in a curatorial group fostered by Ailton Krenak that organised Amerindia: paths of indigenous cinema in Brazil, a showing withfive indigenous filmmakers. Together with André e. Teodósio, Natálio is co-editor of a Portugal-based publishing project, Ed. ______, which results from the partnership between Sistema Solar and Teatro Praga and focuses on the performing arts and systems of power and protest in our days. Natálio regularly collaborates with the performing arts newspaper Coreia.
Maribel Mendes Sobreira is an architect, curator and researcher, a PhD student in Philosophy at the School of Arts and Humanities (Faculdade de Letras) University of Lisbon (FLUL) in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, she was an FCT grant holder from 2016 to 2020. She holds a Master's degree in Philosophy from FLUL, she is also a PhD student in Philosophy at FLUL in the field of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, and was an FCT scholarship holder from 2016 to 2020. Sobreira is a member of the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon (CFUL) and of ISPA (International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture). She designs and runs activities to raise awareness of the arts and architecture, collaborating at this level with Museu Coleção Berardo and maat. She started her curatorial practice in 2019, with the project ARQUIVO EXQUIS, in Lisbon. Is co-founder of ColectivoFACA – a curatorship and conscientious citizenship project that questions the narratives of visual culture, not erasing history and intersecting the various narratives. She has published articles in the field of architecture, urban heritage and art theory, among which the following stand out: “Relation of Architecture and Philosophy in the tragedy of culture” (2018) and “Time of the shapeless” (2020).
Fabrícia Valente is a PhD researcher at Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories – ISCTE, Lisbon. With a degree in Architecture (pre-Bologna Declaration) from Universidade de Évora (Portugal) in 2007, and further education in the fields of Photography (from Instituto Português de Fotografia, Portugal), Video(from CENJOR, Portugal) and Planning and Producing Temporary Exhibitions (from Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Portugal). Fabrícia Valente is interested in the multidisciplinarity of Architecture and its possibilities of interface, namely with VisualArts, Cinema and Music. She divides her professional activity between curatorship, critique, writing and cultural mediation. As a Cultural Mediator in the fields of Architecture and Visual Arts, Fabrícia collaborates with MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Berardo Museum Collection, Belém Cultural Center, State of Art, and occasionally with Lisbon’s Architecture Triennial. She taught, as guest docent, in Top Up Year Course in Media Production by Solent Southampton University at ETIC-Escola de Inovação, Tecnologias e Criatividade. She is Umbigo Magazine’s Architecture Editor and belongs to the last J_A Jornal de Arquitetos – Ordem dos Arquitetos (Architects Newspaper – Architects Order) writing team.