BoCA Sub21 is a participatory and experimental project that was born during the first edition of the contemporary arts biennial. In Lisbon and Faro, two groups of young people followed the biennial’s programme and the issues that emerged from it, in a process of thought and creation that is now shared with the public in both cities.

“SUB-VARIATIONS” is the creation of the group formed in the Portuguese capital, which presents a set of performative variations based on reflections on what is seen but not present; what is present but not seen; and what is seen but invisible.

Creation: Afonso Torres, Alice Coelho, Beatriz Carola, Beatriz Nunes, Cíntia Silva, David Sardinha, Francisco Antunes, Leonor Pereira,Marina Costa, Marta Jales, Nuno Redin, Sancha Fonseca, Sofia Kaori, Pedro Silva, Polly Almeida, Zoé George
Artistic mediation: Sónia Baptista

Next Performances

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • BoCA Summer School: Chants in the Huni Kuin Cosmovision

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In this workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes an immersive experience that relates to the musical culture of its people, thinking of voice and melody as vehicles and instruments for acting in the world, constituting bodies and living well.

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  • BoCA Summer School: Body and Nature

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In the "Body and Nature" workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes a practice and reflection on the role of art in the process of strengthening bodies in their society. During the training, each body will take on different faces: sometimes an instrument, sometimes a collective craft, sometimes a support for artistic, symbolic and communicative intervention with nature through the discovery of painting.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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