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  1. Artistic Practice Symposium - 1st Edition

    25th March to 14th April, 2017


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    Approaching the arts ecosystem through artistic practice sessions, artists talks and performances, the Artistic Practice Symposium considers the performing arts production modes and its regime of visibility within the present socio-political context where we live in. Nowadays, there’s an urgency on engaging modes that insists stronger on inclusion immanency and in the power of imagination, in order to establish diffractive tendencies that are willing to reinvent typologies and topologies within the communities.


    Currently, artistic practises have been having a fundamental role in the way how artists transmit their know-how and working methodologies. Artistic research dwells more and more in experimental and relational processes within logics wherein the ideas and its material expressions, distributes movements and matters that inquiry performativities and speculate perceptions and transductions that exist beyond the human range.


    The multiplicity of practice-based research and collaborative dispositives that will be shared by the invited artists during the Symposium, reveals a discursive space of artistic reflection that is of crucial value for the Porto performing arts scene.


    The Artistic Practice Symposium, is a program to all interested audience, visual and performing artists, art researchers, cultural agents and curious people who work within and beyond the arts.


    MODULE I  _  25.03 - 31.03

    25.03 - 26.03 27.03 - 31.03

    10h-12h | Marcus Bergner 

    14h-16h | Marcos Simões & Sara Manente

    16h-18h | Marcos Simões & Sara Manente

    10h-12h30 | Anna Gaïotti

    14h-17h | Valentina Desideri

    17h-19h30 | von Calhau


    MODULE II _01.04 – 07.04

    01.04 - 02.04 03.04 - 07.04

    10h-12h | Philipp Gehmacher

    14h-16h | Vladimir Miller

    16h-18h | Dinis Machado

    10h-12h30 | Litó Walkey

    13h30-16h30 | Nadia Lauro

    16h30-19h30 | Isabel Lewis


    MODULE III _ 08.04 – 14.04

    08.04 - 09.04 10.04 - 14.04

    10h-12h | Anne Juren

    14h-16h | Hamish MacPherson

    16h-19h | Sabina Holzer & Jack Hauser

    10h00-12h30 | Antonija Livingstone

    14h00-16h30 | Jennifer Lacey

    16h30-19h00 | Alice Chauchat




    Curated by Ana Rocha and Jorge Gonçalves

    Invited Artists Alice Chauchat, Anna Gaïotti, Anne Juren, Antonija Livingstone, Dinis Machado, Isabel Lewis, Jack Hauser, Jennifer Lacey, Litó Walkey, Marcos Simões, Marcus Bergner, Mónica Calle, Nadia Lauro, Hamish MacPherson, Philipp Gehmacher, Sabina Holzer, Sara Manente, Valentina Desideri, Vladimir Miller and von Calhau

    Organization and Production MEZZANINE

    Communication support Municipality of Porto - Cultural Department

    Residency support Ateneu Comercial do Porto


    MEZZANINE is a non profit cultural association financed by Governo de Portugal - Ministério da Cultura/Direção Geral das Artes and member of REDE - Associação de Estruturas para a Dança Contemporânea.