PUBLIC DOMAIN is a theoretical and practical thinking platform around the subject of Documentation as both an artistic practice and a cross-disciplinary system, that is extrinsic and intrinsic to a specific project; it is also a methodological process for the creation of art works that are primarily “residual”, more or less ephemeral, and based in various formats of archive, organization, systematization and compilation. Driving a dialogue at the same time parallel and transverse to the program of the Portuguese dance festival MAP/P (comprising the presentation of performances along with the dance critic workshop Visiting Artists), this meta-project aims to suit the documental requirements of an “arts in process” festival, at the same time proposing a cross-cut re-interpretation of the operations that consolidate most of the contemporary artistic practices, namely the ones related to the concepts of criticism, authorship, the ethics of the observer, autobiography, memory, and documentation. A bilingual (Portuguese/English) catalogue will be published next September 2014.
Artists: Susana Otero, Catarina Miranda, Elisabeth Lambeck, Flávio Leihan, Xana Novais, Andreas Dyrdal, João Costa Espinho, André Mendes, Ricardo Pereira, Joclécio Azevedo, Pedro Rosa, Vera Mota, Cristina Planas Leitão, Isabel Costa, Sónia Armengol, Ana Renata Polónia, Teresa Santos, Victor Hugo Pontes, Daniele R. Leonardo, Coletivo Qualquer, Jeong Seyoung, Tânia Dinis, Ana Trincão, Rebecca Camilleri, Nicola Rayworth, Enrico l’Abbate, Adrián García de los Ojos, Sara Wellenkamp, Carles Casallachs, José Artur Campos, Sara Montalvão, Joana von Mayer Trindade
Support: Secretaria de Estado da Cultura/Direcção-Geral das Artes, IYME – International Young Makers Exchange [project supported by the European Union], ESAP, Teatro Nacional São João