Portugal

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[chewed chewing-gums]
Installation at the event “Quartel Festival” – Oporto, 2004
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Quartel («Barracks») Art Work Revolution

Unlike most initiatives that are trapped back in time and just celebrate, for the sake of it, the Revolution of April, Quartel is a huge happening in which the artists occupy the whole town, artists that “by their age, were not part of the revolutionary times”, whose work “speaks about memory or its absence, forgetfulness; work and its backfires, lazy moments and unemployment; freedom and revolution”. The “Operations plan” is developed through installations, happenings, performances, briefings and rallies. Events “generated from affections and the will to be different in relation to the new domination ideological apparatuses”. Quartel stands as a war machine, a space of freedom, that “stimulates a questioning attitude towards contemporary realities, against the actual political impotence”.

Óscar Faria

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“Portugal” in 2004 and now, after an unpredictable mould attack.

“Portugal” (pastilhas elásticas mastigadas), o resultado da acção em 2004 e actualmente, depois de um imprevisto ataque de bolores.

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