Cine-Teatro Louletano Sun 25 SEP, 15h30 LAR Gallery Thu 3 NOV, 21h30 Documentary, Portugal (2016), Duration: 75 min.
Lisbon and Helsinki citizens reveal the power of art for the social and self-transformation. In 2011 the Portuguese Ministry of Culture was dismantled for the second time, and this event coincided with the national premier of ATLAS, a performance by Ana Borralho & João Galante inspired by artist Joseph Beuys philosophy, which asserts “We are the revolution” and “Everybody is an artist”.
This performance, blending the personal, political, professional and artistic, invited 100 people with different professions to perform a choreography of resistance. The performance launched ATLAS to international stages, where inevitably each countrys participants add to this social sculpture their cultural nuances.
A film by: Helena Inverno and Verónica Castro
Based on the performance ATLAS by: Ana Borralho & João Galante
With: 100 Lisbon citizens and 100 Helsinki citizens
Extra Participation: Ministro da Cultura da Finlândia, Paavo Arhinmaki
Children Voices: Pedro e Marta Guerreiro dos Santos
Interviews and Sound: Verónica Castro
Image and Editing: Helena Inverno
Sound Design: Tiago Matos
Assistant Director: Pia Parjanen-Aaltonen
Translations: Ana Sophie Salazar e Eeva Tuuhea
Production Manager: Mónica Samões
Executive Production: Andrea Sozzi
Casting Coordination in Atlas LX: Narcisa Costa
Casting Coordination in Atlas Helsinki: Jenni Sannio
Co-Production Atlas LX: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal
Co-Production Atlas Helsinki: Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Supported by: Entre Imagem, CMLagos, Alkantara, Junta de Freguesia da Estrela
Funded by: Ministério da Cultura – DGArtes
Thanks to: Mark Deputter e Harri Kuorelahti
Helena Inverno and Verónica Castro are award filmmakers and video artists whose work has been broadcast and exhibited internationally in film festivals, galleries, and museums.
Their work explores the tensions and relationship between fine art and anthropology.
Inverno studied Film and Video at Central Saint Martin’s, University of Arts London and Sciences of Communication at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Castro is a PhD candidate in Anthropology, Media and Performance at the University of Manchester.