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  1. MARIAS program intends to stimulate curatorial practices reflection onto discussion of how representation and woman participation is off proportion in the arts world and how it reflects into social and cultural questions that cross today’s discussion on gender and social subjects. To insert an awareness on the woman role within this sector is fundamental to think on which are the modes of curatorial practices action in theatres and museums. Certainly, is something which has been changing over the past years, but is not totally put into practice. With that fact that nowadays, artistic events, fairly most of the time neglect women’s labor, we consider necessary to create a platform for more political attention / awareness on the women role and position within Portuguese and international society.

    MARIAS focus on women role within contemporary artistic practice in society, methodologies and means of cultural production, voice and language on contemporary panorama / landscape, applied namely on performing arts as well on research and writing.

    Is mainly, a proposition to envision this values through different gazes.

    With a “ªSede”, o “Passos Manuel” and “Bombeiros Voluntários do Porto – Porto Volunteers Fire Department, MEZZANINE launches a new curatorial project, “MARIAS”, from 5th to 18th June 2017, in Porto. During this time frame, we will articulate different topics about the place and existence of female protagonism in curatorship and its visibility within the arts in Porto and Portugal.

    In this curatorial guideline, two practice labs were designed for daily sessions of two hours, offered to the local community, open to artists, theoreticians and who else is interested, and that can join to this sessions, freely. Krõõt Juurak, from 5th to 9th of June., and Eleanor Bauer from 12th to 16th of June. Each week last session will be open to all the audience, stimulating meeting and debate.

    During and along these two weeks, performances, video installations, meetings will be nourishing the possible discussion.

    Performances for PETS, on pet’s owners houses and Animal Jokes (for Pets) at Passos Manuel, will be two of Kroot Juurak and Alex Bailey, to be shown and shared, on the first week. And a première of this two artists, for the first time in Porto presenting their work, and these two creations.

    The absolute première, of Eleanor Bauer last on going busy research. A first timer in Portugal and Porto, this choreographer will perform “UUU” at Passos Manuel. Two local Portuguese video artists, Sandra Araújo and Tânia Dinis will be installing their work at ªSede, with performance and video projection.

    Throughout the two weekends, lectures will kick start Saturday’s afternoons, followed up with Conferência dos Pássaros (Birds Conference), a progressive model in which each one of the women invited will present for 10 minutes, her artistic work, visual or theoretic. Sunday is occupied with two sets of double debates, with public entities which will talk about autarchy, artists, social media and public / private institutions.

  2. MARIAS program intends to stimulate curatorial practices reflection onto discussion of how representation and woman participation is off proportion in the arts world and how it reflects into social and cultural questions that cross today’s discussion on gender and social subjects. To insert an awareness on the woman role within this sector is fundamental to think on which are the modes of curatorial practices action in theatres and museums. Certainly, it is something which has been changing over the past years, but it is not totally put into practice. With that fact that nowadays, artistic events, fairly most of the time neglect women’s labor, we consider necessary to create a platform for more political attention / awareness on the women role and position within Portuguese and international society.

    MARIAS focus on women role within contemporary artistic practice in society, methodologies and means of cultural production, voice and language on contemporary panorama / landscape, applied namely on performing arts as well on research and writing.

    It is mainly, a proposition to envision this values through different gazes.

    With a “ªSede”, o “Passos Manuel” and “Bombeiros Voluntários do Porto – Porto Volunteers Fire Department, MEZZANINE launches a new curatorial project, “MARIAS”, from 5th to 18th June 2017, in Porto. During this time frame, we will articulate different topics about the place and existence of female protagonism in curatorship and its visibility within the arts in Porto and Portugal.

    In this curatorial guideline, two practice labs were designed for daily sessions of two hours, offered to the local community, open to artists, theoreticians and who else is interested, and that can join to this sessions, freely. Krõõt Juurak, from 5th to 9th of June., and Eleanor Bauer from 12th to 16th of June. Each week last session will be open to all the audience, stimulating meeting and debate.

    During and along these two weeks, performances, video installations, meetings will be nourishing the possible discussion.

    Performances for PETS, on pet’s owners houses and Animal Jokes (for Pets) at Passos Manuel, will be two of Kroot Juurak and Alex Bailey, to be shown and shared, on the first week. And a première of this two artists, for the first time in Porto presenting their work, and these two creations.

    The absolute première, of Eleanor Bauer last on going busy research. A first timer in Portugal and Porto, this choreographer will perform “UUU” at Passos Manuel. Two local Portuguese video artists, Sandra Araújo and Tânia Dinis will be installing their work at ªSede, with performance and video projection.

    Throughout the two weekends, lectures will kick start Saturday’s afternoons, followed up with Conferência dos Pássaros (Birds Conference), a progressive model in which each one of the women invited will present for 10 minutes, her artistic work, visual or theoretic. Sunday is occupied with two sets of double debates, with public entities which will talk about autarchy, artists, social media and public / private institutions.

  3. 05.06 - 09.06

    PERFORMANCES FOR PETS

    Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey

    |/ Location: to be defined

     

    05.06 - 09.06

    MANICURE LAB: AUTODOMESTICATION

    lead by Krõõt Juurak

    17h30 às 20h 

    |/ Location: ªSede

     

    08.06

    ANIMAL JOKES (FOR ANIMALS)

    Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey

    21h30

    |/ Location: ªSede

     

    09.06

    VIDEO-INSTALATION

    Sandra Araújo

    21h

    |/ Location: ªSede

     

    10.06

    CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

    14h-16h | Lecture by Marinela Freitas

    16h-20h | Interventions by Alexandra Balona, Eduarda Neves, Francisca Valente, Mara Andrade, Né Barros, Patrícia Vieira Campos, Sandra Araújo, Marina Costa, Rute Rosas, Maria Bleck Holroyd Soares, Fátima São Simão, Márcia Novais, Anja Calas, Rebecca Moradalizadeh, Sofia Arriscado and more guests to be confirmed

    |/ Location: Salão Nobre dos Bombeiros Voluntários do Porto

     

    11.06

    16h – 18h | Debate

    18h – 20h | Debate

    |/ Location: ªSede

    12.06.2017 - 18.06.2017

     

    12.06 - 16.06

    TEA & KNITTING LAB: CHOREO | GRAPHY

    lead by Eleanor Bauer

    17h30 to 20h

    |/ Location: ªSede

     

    15.06

    UNTITLED, UNTEMPERED, UNTAMED

    Performance by Eleanor Bauer

    22h

    |/ Location: Passos Manuel

     

    DJ SET

    Marta Vuduvum

    23h59

    |/ Location: Passos Manuel

     

    16.06

    PERFORMANCE AND VIDEO

    Tânia Dinis

    21h

    |/ Location: ªSede

    FESTA | DJ set MVRIA

    23h59

    |/ Location: Passos Manuel

     

    17.06

    CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

    14h-16h | Lecture by Ana Gabriela Macedo

    16h-20h | Interventions by Alejandra Jaña Montecinos, Ana Deus, Carolina Amaral, Cristina Mateus, Cristina Regadas, Isabel Barros, Joana Castro, Joana Providência, Magda Seifert, Manuela Dos Campos, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Maria de Guerra, Marta Bernardes, Rosi Avelar, Sara Barbosa, Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, Susana Otero, Ana Ulisses and more guests to be confirmed

    |/ Location: Salão Nobre dos Bombeiros Voluntários do Porto

      

    18.06

    16h – 18h | Debate

    18h – 20h | Debate

    |/ Location: ªSede

  4. Curated by

    Ana Rocha and Jorge Gonçalves

     

    Artists

    Alex Bailey, Eleanor Bauer, Krõõt Juurak, Sandra Araújo and Tânia Dinis

     

    Orators 

    Marinela Freitas and Ana Gabriel Macedo

     

    Interventions by

    Alexandra Balona, Eduarda Neves, Francisca Valente, Mara Andrade, Né Barros, Patrícia Vieira Campos, Sandra Araújo, Marina Costa, Rute Rosas, Maria Bleck Holroyd Soares, Fátima São Simão, Márcia Novais, Anja Calas, Rebecca Moradalizadeh, Sofia Arriscado, Alejandra Jaña Montecinos, Ana Deus, Carolina Amaral, Cristina Mateus, Cristina Regadas, Isabel Barros, Joana Castro, Joana Providência, Magda Seifert, Manuela Dos Campos, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Maria de Guerra, Marta Bernardes, Rosi Avelar, Sara Barbosa, Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro and Susana Otero.

      

    Graphic Design

    Marta Casaca

     

    Organization and Production

    MEZZANINE

     

    Communication support

    Municipality of Porto - Cultural Department

     

    Residency support

    ªSede, Passos Manuel and Bombeiros Voluntários do Porto

     

    MEZZANINE is a non profit cultural association financed by Governo de Portugal - Ministério da Cultura/Direção Geral das Artes and member of REDE - Associação de Estruturas para a Dança Contemporânea.