Between 1966 and 1968, this curator, theoretician and multidisciplinary artist undertakes an extensive study and photographic survey on Portuguese popular sculpture, exploring the possibility of “another art history”, or even an “anti-art”.
Later, Ernesto de Sousa, who already had brief career as a film director, makes a detour toward avant-garde and experimental art, becoming very close to the Fluxus movement and artists such as Wolf Vostell, Robert Filliou, George Maciunas and Joseph Beuys.
Vera Mantero studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and was part of Ballet Gulbenkian between 1984 and 1989. She became one of the central figures of the Nova Dança Portuguesa and began her career as a choreographer in 1987. Her work has been seen throughout Europe and in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, the USA and Singapore. Since 2000 she has also dedicated herself to voice work, singing the repertoire of various songwriters and creating, with others, experimental music projects. In 1999 Culturgest organised a retrospective of her work to date, entitled "Mês de Março, Mês de Vera"("Month of March, Month of Vera"). She represented Portugal at the 26th São Paulo Biennial, in 2004, with "Comer o Coração" ("Eating your heart out"), created in partnership with Rui Chafes. In 2002 she was awarded the Portuguese Ministry of Culture's Almada Prize, and in 2009 the Gulbenkian Art Prize for her career as creator and performer.
Artistic direction and performance Vera Mantero • Performance and co-creation Henrique Furtado Vieira, Paulo Quedas, Vânia Rovisco • Assistant Inês Cartaxo • Research phase assistant Tiago Barbosa • Space and scenic elements André Guedes with is team • Sound and sound objects João Bento •Light design and technical direction Hugo Coelho – Aldeia da Luz • Video editing Hugo Coelho - Aldeia da Luz • Costumes Carlota Lagido • Production O Rumo do Fumo • With the support of Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès within in the New Settings programme • Coproduction Teatro Municipal do Porto, Alkantara Festival • Acknowledgments Centro de Estudos Multidisciplinares Ernesto de Sousa, Direção-Geral do Património Cultural / Arquivo de Documentação Fotográfica (DGPC / ADF), Bienal de Cerveira, 23 Milhas – Fábrica das Ideias da Gafanha da Nazaré, Casa Branca, Casa da Cultura da Trofa, DeVIR/CaPA, Doclisboa, Fundação de Serralves / Paula Fernandes, Museu Nacional de Etnologia, Museu Municipal de Esposende, Museu de Olaria, Ana Baliza, António Thedim, Augusto Manuel de Azevedo Ferreira, Daniel Worm, Francisco e Manuel Joaquim Esteves Lima (irmãos Mistério), Hugo Canoilas, João Fiadeiro, João Vieira / Biblioteca de Arte e arquivos da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Júlia e António Ramalho, Julião Sarmento, Manuel Fernando Neto, Manuel Rosa, Mário Cabrita Gil, Nuno Gonçalo Santos, Rosa Côta e Zacarias Thedim · O Rumo do Fumo is a financed structure by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes • Approximate length 2h20
PERFORMANCE IN PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
+ WEEK PERFORMANCE
15 APR — 02 MAY 2021