Exhibition opening: Elisa Azevedo, Evgenia Emets, Margarida Reis Pereira, Maria Oliveira, Nuno Barroso, Sam Mountford, SUSTENTAR (BIENNALE IN PORTO)
Sustentar is a platform created by Ci.CLO to promote the development of video and photographic projects that offer an artistic viewpoint of experimental initiatives in the area of sustainability. This first edition showcases the works by six artists, and their personal takes on six initiatives in Portugal that define themselves as sustainable proposals for a renewed interaction with our planet.
Full of Light, Elisa Azevedo
Visual exploration of the experience of the integration of sunlight capturing systems in Évora’s electrical grid with the goal of creating an energetically self-sustaining city. The images of Full of Light capture and express the sunlight, appropriating the optical phenomena of absorption and reflection.
Art of Shading the Sun, Evgenia Emets
Art of Shading the Sun addresses the synergies created over the centuries between a community and a landscape. This is a gaze that looks at us from Mértola in the year 2121 to highlight our contradictory practices and contrast different approaches, such as extractivist explorations and the regenerative approaches that now try to address the problem of severe desertification in Alentejo.
Today, Translucent, Margarida Reis Pereira
As a materialized symbol of an ongoing transformation, Today, Translucent uses images to consider the transition moment experienced in the neighbourhoods of Grito do Povo and Pescadores in Setúbal, showing how they are being redefined and the consolidation of an identity that was once condemned to opacity.
To Wander the Sea, Maria Oliveira
A metaphorical and transgenerational contemplation of salt as a natural and cultural heritage of Figueira da Foz, To Wander the Sea speaks of ancestral stories. A silent and unpredictable place that predates humanity and has been accompanying it for thousands of years.
Geopark, Nuno Barroso
Exploring the diversity of the natural, cultural and social stratigraphy of the Algarve, Geopark focuses on the ideas of sustainability and preservation of the territory, speculating about its paradigms and realities, namely in the sectors of agriculture, energy and tourism.
O Leito do Rio, Sam Mountford
Herdade da Coitadinha, in Parque de Noudar, is the setting for the film O Leito do Rio, which addresses the impact of climate change on the Iberian montados, highlighting the importance of cultural, social and ecological interventions that aim to set up the resistance that is vital to the survival of these ecosystems.
Curators: Krzysztof Candrowicz, Pablo Berástegui, Virgílio Ferreira