The construction of a monument integrates (almost always) the implicit possibility of the permanence of a tribute. Architecture itself, its methods and forms, already anticipate a set of actions to be practiced and a time to be lived in and out of a given space. Taking the transience or the nomadism of this place, “Casa-animal” (Animal-house) is a monument defined for the public space.

Open to visitation and experimentation, the project conditions our way of seeing and being before an event or relation. This sculpture-monument-stage is collapsible, transportable and adaptable to the needs and events defined in it. This sculpture-monument-stage is the result of the collaboration between the artists Musa paradisiaca (Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão) and the Architect Miguel Roxo, with the support of the Engineer Vasco de Barros.

Constructed from a hybrid notion of scale, between man and animal, this is a place that shares qualities of shelter, chapel and stable. The “Casa-animal” also houses a set of actions (film projections, installations, conversations, performing actions, etc.), including the premiere of a new Musa paradisiaca film and other events proposed after an open call.



Batalha Naval Animal
Andrea Ebert
28 MAR / 14H – 16H

Produções Incêndio
Produções Incêndio
28 MAR / 16H – 18H

Rita Cepa
29 MAR / 14H – 16H

Exercício de etiqueta para comer afectos
Maria Clara Contucci
29 MAR / 16H – 18H

Estufa Fria – A caminho de uma nova esfera de relações
Isabel Costa
31 MAR / 14H – 16H

Lucia Nacht
31 MAR / 16H – 18H

Projecto the call is open
BoCA Sub21
1 APR / 10H – 13H

Another play off memory
Ana Sofia Leite e Hugo Marques
1 APR / 14H – 16H

Tanque Dada
Carlos Ribeiro
1 APR / 16H – 18H


Casa-animal, 2017
Musa paradisiaca with Miguel Roxo with the support of Vasco de Barros
Metal portable structure, 341 x 372 x 200 cm


Coproduction BoCA, Galerias Municipais/EGEAC




Next Performances

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  • O Barco / The Boat

    29 September 2022 — 19 October 2022
    Somerset House, London


    Grada Kilomba's first large-scale installation travels to London, at Somerset House. Consisting of 140 burnt wood blocks, it invites the audience to enter a garden of memory, in which poems rest on burnt wood blocks, recalling forgotten stories and identities. What stories are told? Where are they counted? How are they counted? And told by whom? These are questions that arise when entering this installation.

  • Workshop “Phenomena of society and critical and artistic distance”

    30 September 2022 — 02 October 2022
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia


    She shocked the world in the 1990s when he performed “The Reincarnation of Santa ORLAN”, a series of nine plastic surgeries that were broadcast via satellite to several museums and art galleries in Europe. ORLAN is one of the most important French artists, author of the manifesto “Carnal Art”. She runs a three-day workshop for the first time in Portugal.

  • Coin Operated

    07 October 2022 — 08 October 2022
    Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris


    "Coin Operated" came from an invitation by BoCA to Jonas & Lander, to create a museum piece. The scenic device features two coin-operated motor horses, with both performers seated on it. For something to happen, the audience has to insert a coin into the horses. The performance addresses the economic and power relationship, the conquest of territory, slavery, the mounting of the more powerful social classes to the less fortunate.

  • Cattivo

    08 December 2022 — 21 December 2022
    La Villette - Grand Halle, Paris


    Installation commissioned by BoCA in 2019, CATTIVO is a large-scale installation made up of hundreds of music stands designed by Cape Verdean choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Through the use of a sensorial type of stage mechanism, these objects, usually at the service of the musician and the score, become subjects with their own feelings and desires. CATTIVO explores the borders of the animal, plant and imaginary worlds.

  • Trouble

    15 December 2022 — 18 December 2022
    La Villette, Paris


    Film director Gus Van Sant ventures into his first stage creation with a Portuguese team, a musical theater show inspired by Andy Warhol and his overwhelming talent to elevate images to an icon, while scaling as a persona and artist to world celebrity status. A BoCA production touring now to La Villette, in Paris.