Oficina de costura criativa CARGOlable por Anke Kalk
Oficina "Ritmos de resistência" por Jakob von Recklinghausen e outros membros do
Oficina de clown por Eleonora Aira_Argentina
Gentrification describes the development of an urban neighbourhood from having a poor, socially and culturally mixed population to being a place for hip middle-class yuppies. Normally it starts with a wave of young people looking for a cheap place to live - students, artists, political activists. As they populate poor and run down neighbourhoods, these become more fashionable. Cultural activities and night life boost, more and more people want to move there. Then the rent go up and only rich people can afford to live there. What was once an experimentation field for young artists and activist becomes an established space for institutional culture and commerce.
Not only the neighbourhoods become gentrified, but also the people who live there. The once young and poor students get jobs, children, cars and husbands or wives. Street artists start to exhibit their art in galleries. As they start to earn money, they don't move to another area of town, but rather stay and become the gentrified population. The performance "Gentrified" deals with exactly these patterns: The personal development of the protagonist reflects the gentrification within. From throwing stones on anti-globalisation protests to working for an established NGO. He commits all crimes against the environment
and social justice that he was fighting against, while he thinks, he is still fighting for the good cause. This is an artistic research project to further develop "Gentrified", that I performed in Contagiarte in April 2010. I will work on the
dilemma between trying to take responsibility and not being part of the establishment. I will also look at neighbourhoods and developments in Porto to incorporate local issues.
Tren Go! Sound System - guitar, feedback, Effects
It is a musical project that explores mainly the territories of dub, blues, experimental and psychedelic by electric guitar, manipulation of its natural sound and recording real-time loops.
Integrated in the CARGOTOPIA project seeks to share his sound world with some of the north of Portugal recent film accomplished authors in a form of film-concert. A live presentation of the project will have the nature of a concert film, which may be outdoors or inside a space. The performance will last with the movie's soundtrack being made live. The musician had stood beside the projection screen. The public will have freedom to sit near or away from the screen since it does not obstruct the vision to another spectator or obstruct the performance of the musician.
creation and interpretation: Eleonora Aira (Argentina)
creation and direction: Paulina Almeida (Portugal)
The performance is based on Clarisse Lispector’s novel “A hora da estrela” (1977), the novel's main symbol is the death: the living death – not just the biological death but the death that makes our hearts beat when we dance, when we love, when we laugh sing and scream – when there is social flux, movement.
It is composed by using the language of clown, physical theatre and butoh on an integration of the body in image and senses.
It contains in it the identity of south American women solitude and difficulties to rise and integration society when coming from poor social life background.
This performance is an approximation focused on the dialog between reality and delirium. Is about the solitude that (even with a research for social) we are all given to.