Monday, 25 May 2015

Getting ready

The posters for POP IT UP! are already distributed. It's getting serious...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pop it up! trial version

Last night we had a nocturnal experiment with Nuno, my hero. I needed to try one of the projections for POP IT UP! to see the final effect. The projection turned out to look really well and I am relieved. I am just 9 days away from the event and hopefully everything is on the right way.

Sebastian Stumpf, video still from »Underground Garages«, 2008, video projection with sound, 12:50, loop, dimensions variable
courtesy: Sebastian Stumpf and Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin

Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Last week-end was like the mid-term of my EVS. Freshly finishing my individual project, I spent a long day in Lisboa strolling in Bélem and Ajuda and among some museums (I discovered one of my favourite spot: Jardim Botânico da Ajuda).
I saw then two wonderful shows at CCB (Manfred by Schumann and Tchaikovsky) and Maria Matos (hypnoting Grouper's performance).
Now I am preparing an application to implement Pipripi in Montemor (Alentejo) for a festival this summer.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Oporto, je t'aime

Just a brief memory of our beautiful (rainy though) weekend in Oporto...

Freaks, dead sharks and urinals no. 1

Freaks, Dead Sharks and Urinals is a cycle of history of modern and contemporary art, that we designed together with Natalia. 
We prepared 6 lessons dealing with different topics related to 20th and 21st century art and this week we delivered the first lesson.
We were a bit afraid about the number of participants - I have to admit, I was so sure we will have to cancel our lessons, that I stopped preparing the content of the lesson. 
However, on Monday before the first lesson we got 7 participants and we decided to continue.
Next week we will see whether our audience liked the lesson - if they come back, they probably did. So fingers crossed!

(Walter De Maria)

Monday, 27 April 2015

Pipripi Ensemble

Here is a video of the final result during Soundproof reopening on saturday, the 25th of April. It was the first live performance for most of participants.
This workshop involved 5 participants (students, engineer, musician, synth amateurs or just curious) with whom we constructed these basic LFO.
We burnt a couple of chips by experimenting but the final result was positive for everyone.
This workshop will probably exported in Montenor O Novo and for children here in Torres.
To be continued.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Açores, the paradise on Earth

Bathing in hot springs. 
 No rush. 
Fresh air. 
Walking up and down. 

The magical island. Açores, the paradise on Earth.