LOULÉ ARTISTIC RESIDENCE: 7 > 14 OCT 2018 OPEN TALK: 18 OCT 2018, 18h30 Auditório do Convento do Espírito Santo LAGOS ARTISTIC RESIDENCE: 15 > 24 OCT 2018 OPEN TALK: 23 OCT 2018, 18h30 LAR Gallery
Cátia Pinheiro, an artist born and living in Oporto, goes to Loulé and Lagos for an adaptation residency of her project The Walk #2, a site-specific audio project that takes a city and its small fictions as a basis to try to conduct us into a unique and personal journey through the individual perspective of each spectator. This journey aims to explore the limits between interior and exterior, public and private, individual and collective, fiction and reality.
In order to adapt this project to the reality of each city, the artist and her team develop a research residency in each city to create a set of new dramaturgical materials, taking advantage of the thematic intersections each place provides, such as objects, stories, sounds, situations and fictions.
The goal is to find and to explore the named thematic intersections of the different urban spaces with these residencies.
After that period of residencies, two new texts will be created and recordings of new audio materials will be made, a work that will result in the editing of two unique audio walks, created for and from the places they are made from, and which will be presented in both cities during the festival in 2019.
At the end of each residency Cátia and her team will talk about the lived experience and how they will include the materials collected in their next performances.
Creation and Voice Over: Cátia Pinheiro
Text: Cátia Pinheiro & José Nunes
Sound design and editing: Vasco Rodrigues and Cátia Pinheiro
Executive Production: Tiago Jácome
Support: Ministério da Cultura – Direcção Geral das Artes
The Structure is a resident company at Teatro Campo Alegre, within the program Campo Aberto from Teatro Municipal do Porto
Cátia Pinheiro was born in Oporto in 1980, she graduated at ACE and was a research fellow of Centro Nacional de Cultura in 2011.
She worked as an actress with António Fonseca, Nuno Cardoso, Nuno Carinhas, Ana Luísa Guimarães, Nuno M. Cardoso, Mundo Perfeito, Philippe Quesne, Cão Solteiro, among others.
She co-created the performances Receita para me Ouvires (2006), A Festa (2008), Geopolítica do Caos (2009), WTF? (2010), Wanted (2015), Uma Gaivota (2016), Geocide (2017), The End (2017) and M’18 (2018) and the transdisciplinary projects The Walk (2013 / 2014) and Display (2014).
She directed the university theatre groups GTN and Theater Project FEUP.
Besides the stage design of her own projects, she also created the installation Terceira Via for Rogério Nuno Costa’s show (2013).
In 2009 she created the theatre company Estrutura along with José Nunes.
ESTRUTURA was founded in 2009 by Oporto based Portuguese theatre makers Cátia Pinheiro and José Nunes, which had developed their work in the creation and production of theatre performances, training and teaching. The work of Estrutura is based on the creation of projects that dialogue with the reality of the contemporary thinking, promoting artistic experimentation and collaborative work between artists from different fields. In their work Estrutura founders highlight their following projects: A Seagull (2016), Geocide (2017), The End (2017), the theatre performance training program Recurso (2018) and M’18 (2018).
Since its foundation Estrutura has presented its work in cooperation with Portuguese institutions like Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, S.Luiz Teatro Municipal, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, among others.