The installation “StreamLight”, by Margarida Valente, continues to arouse the interest of Casino Lisboa visitors. It is a set of 16 illuminated objects made of reused materials, namely waste from the textile industry. Not to be missed, at the Art Gallery, located in the area surrounding the Arena Lounge. Admission is free.
“Using a language similar to that already used previously in other projects for public spaces, this proposal is based on the suspension of elements with the same shape but of different dimensions that are linked in a“ stream ”of light”, explains Margarida Valente.
“The white elements, illuminated inside, highlight the textures and transparencies of the textile materials used, such as the waste of tights in a factory, reinforcing once again the objective of reusing these materials“.
“StreamLight” intends to create an overall reading from the formal articulation between different elements. It is a more daring project due to the way it enters into dialogue with the surrounding space, providing a sensorial relationship between the public and the installation itself ”, concludes Margarida Valente.
“StreamLight” thus brings together 16 objects of different dimensions and whose compositions include various materials, for example, tights, textile nets, wires, steel cables or wood.
With a vast curriculum, Margarida Valente has always been based on exploring different materials, their colours and textures, and the way they combine. The starting point for each piece is always defined by changing the original function of the materials, or of products that have already served their purpose and can thus be reused. The pieces are always made by hand and in limited editions.
Biographical notes of Margarida Valente
With an initial training that went through the Interior Architecture, Restoration and Furniture Course at the Ricardo Espirito Santo Foundation, and the fresh painting and jewellery workshops at ar.co, Margarida Valente attended the degree in Anthropology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and held a Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Management at Universidade Lusófona. Since 1990, she has worked at the Galeria de Arte Monumental, of which she is currently a partner, and at the same time has developed projects in the areas of equipment design and fashion accessories.
The Margarida Valente project has always been based on exploring different materials, their colours and textures, and the way they combine. The starting point for each piece is always defined by changing the original function of the materials, or of products that have already served their purpose and can thus be reused.
The pieces are always made by hand and in limited editions. In 2003, he started creating objects related to fashion and jewellery, participating in the following years in several group exhibitions, namely at Galeria Reverso, in Lisbon, and at Lous Martin, in Delft, Holland.
In 2011, at the invitation of “Moda Lisboa“, he created the lighting for the VIP area, in the “Moda Lisboa” Transfusion edition. In 2012, starting from a fashion accessory, she is selected in the POP’S contest at the Serralves Store, and participates in a collective exhibition at the Serralves Foundation and at the Serralves Store stand at the Oporto Show, in Porto. In the same year, she held an individual exhibition, elasticities and others, at Galeria Monumental, in Lisbon, and was selected in the Talentos 2012 contest, in Guimarães, “Capital of Culture”. In 2013, she was selected for Talents at Ambiente in Frankfurt.
The Casino Lisboa Art Gallery will host, until 11 May, the installation “StreamLight” by Margarida Valente. This individual show will be open to the public, between 3 pm and 3 am, except on Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of holidays, whose schedule will be from 4 pm to 4 am.
Access to Casino Lisboa is free, and from 10 pm, it is for over 14 years old, and over 10 years old accompanied by their parents. In the game areas, it is for over 18 years.