The Walk & Talk festival, created eight years ago on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, extends to Terceira Island for the third consecutive year, from Wednesday to Saturday, with dance, video and music shows, urban art creations and other activities .
This year three new urban art projects are planned, “whose creation process was motivated by the sharing of stories and experiences between invited artists and members of the local community,” the organization said in a press release.
In this sense, Mariana Malhão collaborated with the archivist Carolina Costa, Mariana Miserável with the forest engineer Miguel Ferreira and Tiago Galo with the archaeologist José Luís Neto.
Under the Walk & Talk, nine urban art projects have already been created on Terceira Island, six of which will be announced on a guided tour scheduled for Saturday.
The festival starts on Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (one more hour in Lisbon), with Lígia Soares’s ‘Cuore’, “a spectacle sounded by the spectators themselves and invites them to occupy the stage that will be set up in the Duque da Terceira Garden” , premiered at this year’s Walk & Talk in São Miguel.
This year, the festival brings for the first time to the Azores the ‘Fuso – Annual International Video Art of Lisbon’, with the program ‘Reload’, which is curated by Marta Mestre, and shows 12 works by Portuguese and foreign authors.
The exhibition of “video works that cross the plastic arts, performance, cinema, literature and digital media” will be exhibited in the cloisters of the Angra do Heroísmo Museum on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday, Walk & Talk goes to Tomás de Borba Elementary and Secondary School with an open class by the artist Maria Malhão.
In the evening, at 9.30 pm on Rua do Galo, the Talk About initiative invites a “critical and open reflection on issues associated with contemporary artistic production and the specifics of the Azores as a context of creation and programming.”
Since 2011, the Walk & Talk festival has hosted “more than two hundred artists” and created an urban art circuit that is currently formed “for about 70 interventions, more or less ephemeral, mapped and visited throughout the year”, in the islands of São Miguel and Terceira.