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THE MUSEUM AS PERFORMANCE 2017
from 09 SEP 2017 to 10 SEP 2017
ALESSANDRO BOSETTI (IT) | FRANCESCA GRILLI (IT) | GERMAINE KRUIP (NL) | LÍGIA SOARES/ RITA VILHENA/ DIOGO ALVIM (PT) | N.M.O. (NO/SP) | PROJECTO TEATRAL (PT) | RAÚL DE NIEVES (MX/US) | RICARDO JACINTO (PT) | TEATRO PRAGA (PT) 

Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Museum as Performance’ is a platform for new practices in performance and the performed within the field of the contemporary visual arts.
Its third edition features recent works by artists and artistic collectives from Portugal, United States and different European countries, crossing disciplines such as music, dance, theatre, visual arts and performance. The programme includes new commissions and site-specific adaptations of existing pieces.
These works are presented throughout two days within the unique architectural context of Serralves.

Access: subject to purchase of Museum ticket (issued on the day)*
*By presenting the Museum ticket of September 9, get 25% discount (cumulative) on the purchase of the Museum ticket on September 10.
Amigos de Serralves: Free entrance

Notes:
- Subject to room capacity
- Free parking


COMPLETE PROGRAMME: 
Related Activities
GERMAINE KRUIP, A Possibility of an Abstraction: Square Dance: 9 SEP (SAT), 14h00 (Park), 17h30 (Villa), 19h00 (Villa)

Dancer: Huseyin Kara 
Duration: 20’

Closely connected to the culture of Sufism, whirling dervishes perform a ritualistic circular dance in order to try and reach a state of transcendence. Since 2011, Dutch artist Germaine Kruip has been creating installations and performances examining the various meanings attached to geometrical shapes. Here she presents her A Possibility of An Abstraction: Square Dance. Kruip asked the dervishes to break through their circular dance patterns and introduce the pattern of a square into their ritual, thereby shifting the dancers' focus and alluding to the tradition of abstract geometrical art.

Germaine Kruip lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. Since moving from theatre to the art world in the early 2000s, Kruip has been pursuing several lines of thought and work: her interest in ephemerality and where it condenses briefly into a physical or visual moment; in scenography of uncontrollable or ungraspable phenomena, such as the ever-changing daylight and the passage of time; in ritual and performance as abstracted moments of everyday life; in historical and art historical examples of attempts to reach abstraction by means of geometry – and finally in the desires, theories and ideologies that underlie these attempts. 

Germaine Kruip received the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 2001, the Prix de Rome (2nd prize) in the category theatre/autonomous art, and the Best Solo exhibition prize at Art Brussels 2015.
Recent Solo Exhibitions include; A Possibility of an Abstraction, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, NL (2017); Geometry of the Scattering, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL (2015-2016); Seeing the Unseen, Art Brussels with Sofie Van de Velde, BE (2015); A Possibility of an Abstraction, EMPAC, US (2014); Geometric Exercises, Parra & Romeo, Madrid, ES (2013); A Possibility of an Abstraction, The Approach, London, UK (2012); A Room, 24 Hours II, Parra & Romero, Madrid, ES and the Approach, London, UK (2010); Only the Title Remains, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL (2009-2010); Aesthetics as a Way of Survival, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE (2009).
RICARDO JACINTO, Medusa: 9 SEP (SAT), 14h00–20h00, Museum Galleries

Concert-instalation: 14h00-20h00
Performances (30’ each): 15h00, 17h00, 19h30

Based in Lisbon, Ricardo Jacinto has been building, in articulation with his activity as a sound/visual artist, a career as a cellist with regular activity in the field of improvised and experimental music, marked by an approach of meticulous exploration around the timbre potentialities of the instrument and its relation to space. He collaborates regularly with saxophonist Nuno Torres in CACTO and is a member of THE SELVA, HARMONIES, PINKDRAFT, PHONOPTICON and LISBON FREEDOM UNIT. Among the numerous collaborations with other musicians are: C Spencer Yeh, David Maranha, Jean Luc-Guionnet, Helena Espvall, Manuel Mota, @C, Angélica Salvi, Luis Lopes, Norberto Lobo, Pascal Niggenkemper, Ernesto Rodrigues, Susana Santos Silva, Rodrigo Pinheiro or Shiori Usui. He presented his work in concerts, exhibitions and performances all over Europe. His music is edited by Clean Feed, Shhpuma Records and Creative Sources. He is currently a researcher at the Sonic Arts Research Center at Queen's University in Belfast.

His installation work has been presented in several contemporary art venues in Portugal and Europe: 10th Architecture Venice Biennale, Projet Room CCB_Lisboa , MUDAM_Luxemburgo , Centro Cultural Gulbenkian_Paris , Manifesta 08_Roveretto, Loraine Frac- Metz, OK CENTRE_Linz, CHIADO 8_Culturgest_Lisbon and Casa da Música_Porto, among others. Has played in different music venues in Portugal and abroad: Teatro Maria Matos / Lisboa, Palais de Tokyo / Paris, SARC / Belfast , Fundação de Serralves / Porto, Festival VERBO / São Paulo , Festival Temps d’Images / Lisboa , Theatro Circo / Braga, Culturgest / Porto e Lisboa, ZDB / Lisboa, Ausland_Berlin, Kabinett 0047_Oslo , Stadtgarden / Koln, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Paris, Sonoscopia_Porto, among others.

Discography:
"THE SELVA” w/ Gonçalo Almeida and Nuno Morão : Clean Feed (upcoming)
"HARMONIES” w/ Joana Gama and Luis Fernandes : Shhpuma Records.
"GARDEN”: w/ Luis Lopes and Bruno Parrinha : Clean Feed

"Earworm versions” PARQUE: Shhpuma Records.
"2010″ PINKDRAFT : Creative Sources
"Suíte para Disklavier e Voz ”: The Mews Project Space.

"CACTO” cacto: Agência de Arte Vera Cortês

Support: Roadcrew
PROJECTO TEATRAL, Arca: 9 SEP (SAT), 17H00-20H00, Auditorium

Co-production: Fundação de Serralves and Ferme du Buisson, Paris
Duration: 3 hours
FRANCESCA GRILLI, The Forgetting of Air: 9 SEP (SAT), 18h00-19h00, Chappel

With Meryem Lakhouite, Ameer Ali Jbara, Ahmed Tanbouz
Set design: Paola Villani
Voice training: Alessandra Bordiga
Stage training: Benno Steinegger
Tecnical support: Tiziano Ruggia
Organisation: Rossana Miele
Production: Livia Andrea Piazza / Studio Grilli 
Co-production: Terni Festival, Contemporanea Festival/Teatro Metastasio, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Galleria Umberto Di Marino

Breath is a flow between life and death. Breathing marks a temporal passage. Breathing is the first autonomous action that infuses life to an individual, while the end of breathing is the definitive sign of our disappearance. "The Forgetting of Air" is a performance that grounds the idea of air as territory of exchange, for reflection on the migration processes.
The material shared is air itself which can generates proximity and distance at the same time. The performers act in the same space of the audience who is invited to define the time of their stay, deciding how and for how long being part to this passage of time that brings together words, gestures, actions and thoughts.

Francesca Grilli presented her works in multiple exhibitions, including Family at the Van Abbemuseum (NL), Viceversa, Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. She has also participated in various international performance festivals: Homo Novus (LT), Buda (BE), Roma Europa, UOVO, Santarcangelo festival (IT), Tupp Festival (SW), Rencontres Choregraphiques (FR). In 2016, she received the New York Prize.

GERMAINE KRUIP, A Possibility of an Abstraction: Square Dance: 10 SEP (SUN), 12h30 (Museum Galleries), 17h00 (Villa), 20h00 (Villa)

Dancer: Huseyin Kara 
Duration: 20’

Closely connected to the culture of Sufism, whirling dervishes perform a ritualistic circular dance in order to try and reach a state of transcendence. Since 2011, Dutch artist Germaine Kruip has been creating installations and performances examining the various meanings attached to geometrical shapes. Here she presents her A Possibility of An Abstraction: Square Dance. Kruip asked the dervishes to break through their circular dance patterns and introduce the pattern of a square into their ritual, thereby shifting the dancers' focus and alluding to the tradition of abstract geometrical art.

Germaine Kruip lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. Since moving from theatre to the art world in the early 2000s, Kruip has been pursuing several lines of thought and work: her interest in ephemerality and where it condenses briefly into a physical or visual moment; in scenography of uncontrollable or ungraspable phenomena, such as the ever-changing daylight and the passage of time; in ritual and performance as abstracted moments of everyday life; in historical and art historical examples of attempts to reach abstraction by means of geometry – and finally in the desires, theories and ideologies that underlie these attempts. 

Germaine Kruip received the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 2001, the Prix de Rome (2nd prize) in the category theatre/autonomous art, and the Best Solo exhibition prize at Art Brussels 2015.
Recent Solo Exhibitions include; A Possibility of an Abstraction, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, NL (2017); Geometry of the Scattering, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL (2015-2016); Seeing the Unseen, Art Brussels with Sofie Van de Velde, BE (2015); A Possibility of an Abstraction, EMPAC, US (2014); Geometric Exercises, Parra & Romeo, Madrid, ES (2013); A Possibility of an Abstraction, The Approach, London, UK (2012); A Room, 24 Hours II, Parra & Romero, Madrid, ES and the Approach, London, UK (2010); Only the Title Remains, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL (2009-2010); Aesthetics as a Way of Survival, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE (2009).
ALESSANDRO BOSETTI, Acqua Sfocata: 10 SEP (SUN), 14H00-19H00, Museum Galleries

Acqua sfocata, utilità del fuoco ed altre risposte concentriche
(Durational performance for non professional vocal ensemble).
Participants: Luís Baptista, Cristina Braga, Diana Combo, Marcos Cruz, Marta Raquel Fonseca, Pedro Fortuna, Ana Guimbra, Alexandre Lemos, Maria do Carmo Pessanha Moreira, João Pedro Terras, Patrícia Timóteo.
Duration: 5 hours.

In this durational performance volunteers of very diverse backgrounds are invited to enact a linguistic sculpture that is constructed by a set of almost geometrical rules, which organize, modulate, and musically morph a seemingly casual and unprompted conversation. A prompter proposes models of interactions, break symmetries and playing with the ambiguity between speech and sound. Over a duration of five hours the participants find themselves inhabiting a simulated geography and polyphony of relations, free of using language as they please, and to talk about whatever they like within an alternative universe as if logical and physical laws regulating language. Spectators may find themselves observing casual and seemingly irrelevant conversations subtly develop into clusters of abstract vocals and absolutely normal exchanges, reformulating their logical coherence over and over. 

Alessandro Bosetti (Milano, Italy, 1973) is a composer, performer and sound artist whose works delve on musicality of spoken language, utilizing misunderstandings, translations and interviews as compositional tools. His works for voice and electronics blur the line between electro acoustic composition, aural writing and performance. One of the most innovative radio artists of his generation he created a vast body of work of hybrid, award winning, text-sound and radio compositions for the main Radio's and Electro Acoustic Music studios in Europe as WDR, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Radio France, ABC Australia, ORF, GRM/Presences Electroniques. Current projects include the abstract polyphony dispositive Plane/Talea, The Notebooks based on Leos Janacek speech melodies archives, the monophonic extravaganzas Mini and Maxigolf with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Trophies a powerful speech-loop trio with drummer Tony Buck and fretless guitarist Kenta Nagai and Mask Mirror an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting a form of electronic ventriloquism.

Support: Pedras & Pêssegos

LÍGIA SOARES, RITA VILHENA and DIOGO ALVIM, Turning Backs: 10 SEP (SUN), 14h30, 15h30, 16h30, Museum Galleries

Concept: Lígia Soares and Rita Vilhena 
Co-Creation: Diogo Alvim 
Video Animation: Mariana Castro 
Executive Production (Portugal): Máquina Agradável 
Executive Production (Holand): Baila Louca 
Co-Production: Rotterdamse Productiehuis 
Residencies: Devir-Capa, Alkantara, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas 
Support: Malavoadora.porto, GDA - Gestão dos Direitos do Artistas.
Duration: 50’
Language: English
FRANCESCA GRILLI, The Forgetting of Air: 10 SEP (SUN), 16h00-16h45, Chappel

With Meryem Lakhouite, Ameer Ali Jbara, Ahmed Tanbouz
Set design: Paola Villani
Voice training: Alessandra Bordiga
Stage training: Benno Steinegger
Tecnical support: Tiziano Ruggia
Organisation: Rossana Miele
Production: Livia Andrea Piazza / Studio Grilli 
Co-production: Terni Festival, Contemporanea Festival/Teatro Metastasio, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Galleria Umberto Di Marino

Breath is a flow between life and death. Breathing marks a temporal passage. Breathing is the first autonomous action that infuses life to an individual, while the end of breathing is the definitive sign of our disappearance. "The Forgetting of Air" is a performance that grounds the idea of air as territory of exchange, for reflection on the migration processes.
The material shared is air itself which can generates proximity and distance at the same time. The performers act in the same space of the audience who is invited to define the time of their stay, deciding how and for how long being part to this passage of time that brings together words, gestures, actions and thoughts.

Francesca Grilli presented her works in multiple exhibitions, including Family at the Van Abbemuseum (NL), Viceversa, Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. She has also participated in various international performance festivals: Homo Novus (LT), Buda (BE), Roma Europa, UOVO, Santarcangelo festival (IT), Tupp Festival (SW), Rencontres Choregraphiques (FR). In 2016, she received the New York Prize.

LÍGIA SOARES and RITA VILHENA, The Lung: 10 SEP (SUN), 17h30-18h30, Auditorium

Concept/ Creation/ Perfomance: Lígia Soares and Rita Vilhena 
Music: Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins 
Production (Portugal): Máquina Agradável 
Production (Holanda): Baila Louca 
Residence: O Espaço do Tempo 
Support: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Teatro Praga.
Duration: 50’
Language: English
FRANCESCA GRILLI, The Forgetting of Air: 10 SEP (SUN), 18h30-19h15, Chappel

With Meryem Lakhouite, Ameer Ali Jbara, Ahmed Tanbouz
Set design: Paola Villani
Voice training: Alessandra Bordiga
Stage training: Benno Steinegger
Tecnical support: Tiziano Ruggia
Organisation: Rossana Miele
Production: Livia Andrea Piazza / Studio Grilli 
Co-production: Terni Festival, Contemporanea Festival/Teatro Metastasio, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Galleria Umberto Di Marino

Breath is a flow between life and death. Breathing marks a temporal passage. Breathing is the first autonomous action that infuses life to an individual, while the end of breathing is the definitive sign of our disappearance. "The Forgetting of Air" is a performance that grounds the idea of air as territory of exchange, for reflection on the migration processes.
The material shared is air itself which can generates proximity and distance at the same time. The performers act in the same space of the audience who is invited to define the time of their stay, deciding how and for how long being part to this passage of time that brings together words, gestures, actions and thoughts.

Francesca Grilli presented her works in multiple exhibitions, including Family at the Van Abbemuseum (NL), Viceversa, Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. She has also participated in various international performance festivals: Homo Novus (LT), Buda (BE), Roma Europa, UOVO, Santarcangelo festival (IT), Tupp Festival (SW), Rencontres Choregraphiques (FR). In 2016, she received the New York Prize.
N.M.O.: 10 SEP (SUN), 20h30-21h15, Tennis Court

Duration: 30’

N.M.O. is the project between North Sea drummer and producer Morten J. Olsen and Mediterranean synthesis aficionado and visual artist Ruben Patiño.
N.M.O. is an ever-changing acronym that incorporates club music, performance, military drumming, fitness and absurdity. What they call "Military Danceable Space Music and/or Fluxus Techno" is a unique blend of repetitive percussive patterns and synthetic sounds that combined with performative aspects, lights and otherwise explodes during their short and intense live shows.
The duo recently performed at this year’s edition of Mutek, CTM, and Rewire Festival and also created a ‘musical cheers’ performance with NTS.
Following their debut album on Diagonal Records, N.M.O. released a ‘split’ EP on The Vinyl Factory on April 28th this year. Commissioned in collaboration with CTM Festival, the release unfolds the latest from N.M.O. (Nassau Molasses Office) and the band’s new deviation, DaF (Deutsch am Fuß).
Other releases on Diagonal Records, The Death of Rave, Where to Now? and Anòmia.
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  • LocationMuseum, Villa and Serralves Park
  • Days 09 SEP 2017 - 10 SEP 2017
The Museum as Performance 2017
Curated by: Cristina Grande, Pedro Rocha, Ricardo Nicolau
Production: Cristina Grande, Pedro Rocha, João Rebelo, Ana Conde
Intern: Rebecca Moradalizadeh
Technical coordination and Sound: Nuno Aragão
Lighting: Rui Barbosa
Video and Cinema: Carla Pinto

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