Projecto Travessa da Ermida
Projecto Travessa da Ermida co-produced by 5VIE art+design, curated by Mário Caeiro
The project from Lisbon presents a defiant urban intervention by Portuguese artist XANA exploring the notion of place by means of an elegy to life and light, in opposition to darkness, death and the egoism of the market. The intervention is a site-specific development of an installation originally created for VICENTE, a transdisciplinary endeavour reflecting since 2011 on the Contemporary meaning of the myth and narratives related to Saint Vincent, the Patron Saint of Lisbon. Via Bagnera will be transfigured by an unusual game of shapes, colours and words. The work focuses on the witty interplay of text and space, narrative and visual culture, the 5Vie district becoming the stage for an unusual assemblage of critical, political and intellectual meanings.