New Creation – Performance in the natural space

And when I create an environment called
voglio vedere le mie montagne (I want to see my mountains) I mean an inner archetype of the idea of mountain: the mountains of the self.
Joseph Beuys, 1979

In the year of the centenary of the birth of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986), BoCA creates the project “A Defesa da Natureza” (“Defense of Nature”), a collaboration aimed at promoting new artistic creations.
Curated by Delfim Sardo and Sílvia Gomes, “Quero ver as minhas montanhas” (“I want to see my mountains”) counts on the participation of the artists Sara Bichão, Diana Policarpo, Dayana Lucas, Gustavo Sumpta, Gustavo Ciríaco, Musa paradisiaca and Berru.
The premise invites artists to look at Beuys’s legacy while observing their own mountains, their own ‘selves’.
With diverse backgrounds and artistic genres from plastic to the performing arts, each artist is invited to conceive a single intervention to be held by the sea, the river or in a green space, nurturing affinities between art and nature.
Seven unique sessions for every Sunday of the programme, set between Lisbon, Almada and Faro.


Musa paradisiaca – “Monumento para Amadores” (“Monument for Amateurs”)
A project by Musa paradisiaca (Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão) for the Ria Formosa lagoon.
Centred around conversation as a performative matter, the project will bring a series of local guests for the construction of a temporary sound installation, which will be experienced on a boat trip.


Curated by: Delfim Sardo and Sílvia Gomes
Artists: Sara Bichão, Diana Policarpo, Dayana Lucas, Gustavo Sumpta, Musa paradisiaca, Coletivo Berru and Gustavo Ciríaco
Production: BoCA
Partners: Instituto Superior de Agronomia / Centro de Ecologia Aplicada, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova CENSE, Universidade do Algarve / CENSE
Support: Liga para a Protecção da Natureza; ANL – Associação Naval de Lisboa
Institutional Partner: República Portuguesa / Ministério da Cultura

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