crl – power station
Circolando – Transdisciplinary Creation Space belongs to InResidencePorto, a platform that offers artists opportunities to develop their work, in the visual arts and other artistic disciplines, in various spaces in the city of Porto. As part of this partnership with the Porto City Council, each year we award an InResidence grant of € 4,000-€ 6,000 for a medium-term residency by an artist / collective.
For the year 2021, the selected project is BONE CONDUCTION, by Alejandro Ahmed. A residency on transduction and otherness, guided by the investigation of the physical/digital relationship between tactile conductors, contact microphones, voice, light, word and movement, crossed by deafness and bone fragility. Condutor Óssea proposes the creation of a choreographic object that tensions fiction to access other politics of reality constructions.
Alejandro Ahmed is choreographer and artistic director of Cena 11 Cia. de Dança (Santa Catarina – Brazil). His field of interest is located in new definitions for the concept of choreography, reflecting on terms such as choreographic situation, immaterial choreography and generative dance, present in 17 works created between 1994 and 2018.
Within the scope of the Inresidence program, we present the projects carried out in previous years:
INRESIDENCE 2020 | LAGARTIJAS TIRADAS AL SOL (MX)
“Between 2020 and 2021, I participate in the Inresidence program convened by Circolando. The residence consists of tenure and space in the city of Porto to develop a project. “Campeche”, this project of pirates, little by little, was giving up space to others during my days in Porto. Little by little the house was developing a space to work on my artistic plantations in relation to fiction, little by little it was showing me from a mysterious and extraordinary perspective.” Lázaro Gabino Rodriguez / Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol
The result of these two months of artistic residency at our Power Station is a set of fictions that can be seen now!
INFANTE´S BRIDGE [to read, click on the image]
FILM APPRECIATION CLASS [to read, click on the image]
MASK FALL, LOST BACK
I WENT TO LOOK FOR THE PLACE WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA
Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol calls itself a “gang” of artists. They work on stage, make books, radio, video and educational processes. From 2003 onwards, they started to develop projects as a mechanism of articulation between work and life, to erase or draw borders. The work seeks to create narratives about events in reality. It has nothing to do with entertainment, it is a space for thinking, articulating, displacing and unraveling what everyday life merges, discovers and presents us with. Things are what they are, but they can also be otherwise. They present their work in almost all the states of the Mexican Republic, making seasons and presentations in independent forums, festivals, state theaters and universities. Abroad, among many others, they worked at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Schaubuhne (Berlin), FIBA (Buenos Aires), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Festival Automne (Paris), Theater Spektakel (Zurich), FTA (Montreal), HAU (Berlin), Kammerspiele (Munich), Santiago mil (Santiago), Theater Biennial (São Paulo), DeSingel (Antwerp), International Festival (Caracas), FAEL (Lima), Belluard International (Freiburg) Contemporary Scene (Brasília) , TBA (Portland), FIAC (Salvador da Bahia), Autumn Festival (Madrid), RADAR L.A. (Los Angeles), Temporada Alta (Girona), Dialog (Wroclaw), Cultural Center Spain (Guatemala), Bad (Bilbao), Inteatro (Ancona), TNT (Terrasa), Mess (Sarajevo), Fusebox (Austin) and Norderzon (Groningen).
+ more information: www.lagartijastiradasalsol.com/
2017 | LOA, DEMO (PT)
LOA (also spelled lwa) are the spirits of Haitian Voudou and Louisiana Voodoo. They are also referred to as “mystères” and “the invisible ones”, intermediaries between Bondye (French: Bon Dieu, meaning “good God”) – the Supreme Creator, who is distant from the world – and humanity.
In this residency proposal, Gil Mac and Cláudio Vidal, performers of the Guimarães based collective DEMO (Multidisciplinary and Organic Experimental Device), joined the composer and sound artist Tiago Ângelo and the director and anthropologist Gonçalo Mota to launch a project that proposed to work on the intersection of physical theater with interactive technologies, sound art and experimental video, based on the work of the director, choreographer, dancer and writer Maya Deren, author of the essay Religious Possession in Dancing, dedicated to the study of Haitian Voodoo .
2018 | Good Colonizers, Pedro Vilela (BR)
The starting point for the project came from reading a newspaper article that systematizes various approaches to colonialism, from both sides, Portugal and Brazil. The challenge would be: how to turn all these questions into an artistic work? How can we resume history in order to understand the present?
Leaning over historical documents, the Brazilian artist dedicated himself to looking for material that would provide narratives about the process of colonization of indigenous peoples, raising questions about how to subvert stigmatized representations and at the same time engage in a dialogue with the current self-representations of these more and more visible and plural. In the final part of the project, the artist Andrezza Alves also collaborated as performer.
2019 | Ecstasy Machine, Maikon K (BR)
Rites, images, objects and substances that are linked to the idea of reaching ecstasy and the possibility of transforming them into performance material. Throughout his residency, Maikon K looked for ways to generate / access ecstatic flows in the body, through breathing, movement, vocalization, staging and relationship with materials, starting from some questions: What is ecstasy? How to build a body-organism to perform ecstasy?
Ecstasy researched as a primitive form (which has its origin in shamanic dances and initiation rites) until its location in contemporary social practices (digital technologies, universe of raves, drugs, sex and fashion market, dangerous sports, physical activities, religions, pop music, mass movements, etc.). From the social body to the anarchic body. From organization to chaos that creates new forms.