After four dry, warm winter months, we finally got the spring rains. Nature is in a state of excitement.
We are looking forward to our first residents of this year (we are nearly fully booked) and are in full action for the events that we are organizing.
If you can: please put June 6, 6pm in your agenda. We will probably have two exhibition openings and a dance performance.
For Rob Monaghan (Ireland) we are organizing an exhibition in the INATEL Gallery in Évora (June-July). He in 2017and 2018 explored the abandoned marble quarries with photography, video, collecting “found objects” and by swimming in some of the quarry lakes.
Although several more works will be exhibited, with no doubt the central piece will be a video showing a performance by Phyllis Akinyi (Denmark), partly staying at the edge of a ravine and partly standing in a lake. Rob created a highly artistic staging and Phyllis made a breath-taking performance. The video will get a sound composition by Miguel Noya (Venezuela), who also last year had a residency with us.
Also in the INATEL Gallery, but in another place Katharina Fröschl-Roßboth will have a photo-exhibition. During several residencies in different countries Katharina made photo portraits of 31-years old women. She focussed on their daily life and on the feeling of many women that an age of round 31 is a turning point. In 2017 in Portugal Katharina did several beautiful photo-projects, all worth to be presented. But this exhibition is about “31”. One of the portraits is of Mara, an Évora based fado singer.
Also good to know:
Cody Healy-Connely (USA) told us that his short animation movie Glitch Noir has been selected for the fourth time for screening in a film festival. This time it will be in the United Arab Emirates. The movie is a thriller about malfunctioning drones. Cody made it during his residency in OBRAS-Holland.