The Temps d’Images Festival presents, this week, four absolute premieres and a debut in Lisbon, two of the documentaries by the director and Brazilian artist Christiane Jatahy, who enters in the last stage of the cycle Artist in the City, announced in March.
The documentary ‘In The Comfort of Your Own Home’ by Christiane Jatahy presents performances by the artists who integrated the ‘Rio Occupation London’ project – also directed by the Brazilian artist in 2012 – in thirty houses of different neighbourhoods of the British capital, during the Olympic Games. Those interested in participating sent a letter to answer some questions, which served as the basis for the artists to create the works or performances.
The film will be projected in an absolute premiere, today and Wednesday, at 7:00 pm, at Cinema Ideal, in Lisbon. Today, the presentation is attended by the director and the artistic director of the São Luiz Municipal Theater, Aida Tavares.
The Artist in the City 2018 also presents, at the same time, at the same time, also in the Ideal Cinema, “Utopia.doc”, a political documentary on the present time, that focuses on “being foreign” or “wanting to leave, to break – real and fictional, “reflecting on” cultural, geographical and human frontiers, “reads on the Festival’s website.
This is the second projection, after the premiere, on Sunday, with the presence of the director and António Rodrigues, from the Cinemateca Portuguesa.
The documentary, which appeared on the sidelines of the show/movie “What if they went to Moscow?” Was held in 2013 at immigrant houses in Paris, Frankfurt and Sao Paulo. The participants were also chosen through interviews or letters. While in Paris the artists created performances in the houses of the immigrants, in Frankfurt important writers of the Brazilian literature read texts that wrote, inspired in the letters of the participants. In Sao Paulo, the immigrants responded to each other’s letters.
The trips to the homes of these immigrants generated “deep and moving dialogues about personal histories and the world of today”, in a kind of “utopia of a world without borders”, indicates the site of the Festival.
Christiane Jatahy was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968 and brings together two decades of scenic works that combine different artistic areas, from theatre to film and video art, with common concerns.
Jatahy is an associate artist of Le CentQuatre and Odéon Théâtre in Paris and the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles and succeeded Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula, Artist in the City of Lisbon in 2016.
For the artist, the theatre “is always about contemporaneity”, as she told, last March when she was presented as an Artist in the City of 2018. This is the only way to “hit the target” and to “get into the essence of the work”, underlined at the time.
“Stand Still You Ever-Moving Spheres of Heaven,” with the creation and interpretation of Chiara Taviani and Henrique Furtado, is a “visual and sound poem with surrealistic eruptions”, in which rhetoric, rhythm, diction, gestures and pronunciation of textual discourses play a central role, according to the Temps d’Images website.
The absolute premiere is scheduled for next Friday, with a repeat on Saturday, at the CAL – Arts Center of Lisbon, at 9:30 p.m.
Also in an absolute debut, the performance-conference “De Perto, Uma Pedra”, by Carolina Campos, João Fiadeiro and Leonardo Mouramateus, will be presented Saturday and Sunday, at 4:30 pm, in the Generators Room of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon.
The spectacle seeks to remove the public from the fixed place that is usually reserved for him as a “spectator”, giving him greater involvement as a “visitor”, who looks at the stone from near and within. The name of the show was inspired by the title of a book by Bruno Munari: “From afar it was on the Island”.
The weekends with the premiere in Lisbon of the show “Onde Está o Casaco?” By Ana Jotta, Cyriaque Villemaux and João dos Santos Martins, which will take place next week, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., at the Sociedade Musical Ordem e Progresso.
The Temps d’Images Festival, dedicated to the crossing of contemporary artistic creation, returned to Lisbon in its 16th edition on 01/01 and runs through December 2, featuring seven absolute premieres, including shows, concerts, exhibitions and cinema.
The event has 24 events, which globally involve 37 artists and collectives, appearing in 15 spaces of the capital, following its primary objective “to publicize the work of early career artists and also of established artists, exploring the relationship between the ‘live’ and the image. ”
Temps D’Images – which originated in the heart of Europe in 2003, under a project led by ARTE, the European culture channel, is a production of Duplacena and has complete programming and useful information available on a website ‘online’, www.temps-dimages-portugal.com.