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CRL – Central Elétrica marks a new beginning of an artistic project with a long path of activity. Merging into a single acronym CiRcoLando and CentRaL, CRL pursues two core lines of action – own creations x residencies and programming – in an articulated manner, believing that the integrated development of both areas generates unique ways of thinking and doing both.
For this re-start, which coincides with the opening of cultural spaces after a new period of lock down, we will re-open the programming at CRL – Central Elétrica with the exhibition of the residence project “LA COLECCIÓN: MIRADA COLONIAL” by Azkona & Toloza and the concert “DUAS VOZES” by Pedro Augusto.
We will present the installation “TRAVESSIA: FIRST CHORD” by Pedro Vilela & Thiago Liberdade.
This program is supported by Iberescena and Criatório programmes.
During this event we will also launch of the new visual identity of CRL – Central Elétrica.
Let’s meet in this new phase!
LA COLECCIÓN: MIRADA COLONIAL, by Azkona & Toloza, 19H [IBERESCENA]
Third part of the research project in ethnographic and anthropological photography carried out by Laida Azkona Goñi and Txalo Toloza Fernández, this research residency in the field of live documentary arts, focused on the way of looking at the other conveyed by Western culture and education.
Ethnographic photography in its early stages, the result of expeditions and trips, closer to the documentary field and without clear scientific criteria, has become a powerful instrument in the academic world to build the image of the “other” as an exotic, inferior and, most of times, wild.
This last point is even more striking in the case of the former overseas colonies, where repression and barbarism cut off much of the oral tradition of native peoples at once. Over the years, ethnographic photographs, almost always taken by Europeans and built to scientifically endorse social Darwinism, have become the only documentary evidence of their past, the “true face of their ancestors”.
In short, it is no less true that it is in this way of seeing, understanding and explaining the world, understanding the other as an exotic being and assuming colonial barbarism as a habitual way of doing things, that we were educated, instructed and colonized.
The duo of artists exposes their process seeking to contribute to the reinterpretation of our cultural history and, ultimately, to the decolonization of our gaze and the memory of our bodies.
DUAS VOZES, de Pedro Augusto, 20h30 [CRIATÓRIO]
This EP in solo performance was released by the Portuguese label Lovers & Lollypops. The edition stands out for its visual component, knowing that an original video / music video was created for each theme, made in 3D by visual artist and designer Rafael Gonçalves, making this concert a multimedia show, enriching the personal experience in auditorium.
TRAVESSIA: FIRST CHORD, by Pedro Vilela
Over the past few months, Pedro Vilela has interviewed Brazilians living in the city of Porto in search of collecting testimonials and narratives for the creation of the show “Travessia”, associates project from CRL – Central Elétrica, which will prèmiere in July at Cultura em Expansão. Moved by the title of an article published in the newspaper Público (There is a Brazil asking difficult questions to Portugal), at the end of each conversation, he instigated each of the interviewees to add questions to Mr. Portugal.
This installation is the first visual experience around the project.
Venue: CRL – Central Elétrica (CACE Cultural do Porto, Rua do Freixo, nº 1071)
Transportation: Metro: Campanhã; STCP: 205 e 400 (bus stop EDP)
Central Elétrica has internal parking. There will befood and drinks available.
FREE ADMISSION, WITH LIMITED CAPACITY. REGISTATIONS [HERE]