Marionet hosted in Casa das Artes da Fundação Bissaya Barreto, during the last week of September, the work of some artists close to marionet’s work and important to the company. Exhibits, video projections and concerts, never seen before in the city of Coimbra, from artists that, in most cases, already work with the company or may work with us in the future due to the proximity of artistic approaches.

The selection of works includes the video-art editors “Graw Böckler”, based in Berlin, the Portuguese group of exploratory music “HHY & The Macumbas” which has impressed the music circuit having appeared in major stages and publications, and the highlight of the event, the exhibit “GRADAÇÕES DE TEMPO SOBRE UM PLANO” (gradients of time on a plane) by the artists Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela, the latter exhibiting for the first time in his hometown.

The two concerts in the program are a co-production with the Rádio Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra Radio), during their 25 years’ celebration.


Sept 23 |19:00

Opening of the exhibition “GRADAÇÕES DE TEMPO SOBRE UM PLANO”

Project being developed by Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela. The exhibit originated as a reflection and interpretation about the understanding of the notion of Time, as a symbolic dimension of reality, as well as an abstract concept, relative to something immaterial and that simultaneously “precedes materiality”. Recently shared the sample of illustrations “CONTOS SEM DÓ” (Tales without Do) and were Artists in Residence with a grant from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Gasworks. Members of the collective PISO and Altes Finanzamt.

Oficina Arara: Presents itself as a laboratory of graphic arts equipped to work in silkscreen, working as a welcome space for diverse practices of artistic interchange. It was founded in 2010 by a group of artists, designers and an engineer. Its members are Dário Cannatà, Dayana Lucas, Luís Silva, Miguel Carneiro and Von Calhau.

Sept 23 | 22:00

Concert “HHY & The Macumbas”

The project HHY & The Macumbas is led by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (aka HHY), an active group in exploratory music. HHY is multi-instrumentalist, founder and producer of the Soopa Collective, producer of “Mécanosphère” and collaborator of “Dub Mavericks” with Raz Mesinai (aka Badawi) and Mark Stewart (of the music label On-U Sound). Recently released the album “The Earth As A Floating Egg” edited by Soopa, described by Kindamuzik magazine as an “epic in which alienation is central”. Their works rely on dub strategies to defragment heavy sounds, low-end pressure and magic. This year they presented their work in several spaces like the Sonar Festival and the Filmer LaMusique Festival.

Sept 24 | 21h00

Graw Böckler:  Ursula Böckler and Georg Graw mentors of the project, produce films and photography. They currently operate the temporary projection space and DVD label “Raum für Projektion”, in Berlin.

Sept 24 |22:00

Concert “Ghuna X”

Pedro Augusto, musical collaborator in marionet’s recent works, releases in Coimbra his first LP under the pseudonym of Ghuna X. A dysfunctional and apocalyptic work, a portrait of several years of activity and diverse thematic liaisons, materialized over 30 minutes in a transparent vinyl limited edition of 250 copies with silkscreen and hand stamped covers.

The exhibits “GRADAÇÕES DE TEMPO SOBRE UM PLANO” (gradients of time over a plane), “OFICINA ARARA” (ARARA workshop) and “SECOND THOUGHTS” were open to the public at Casa das Artes da Fundação Bissaya Barreto from September 23rd to October 1st, Monday to Saturday, between 14:00 and 20:00. On September 23rd and 24th there were a selection of fanzines, posters, records and other author editions available for purchase.