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Art's Birthday 2016 . Manuel Art’s Birth(Radio)Day(s) by Alvaro García de Zúñiga and his Manuals

15 Jan 2016 21:30

O'culto da Ajuda
Lisbon, Portugal

A programme dedicated to the artist Alvaro García de Zúñiga, including a multilingual performance, film projections and a video installation. 

For the second consecutive year the blablaLab association and Miso Music Portugal celebrate the anniversary of Alvaro García de Zúñiga (1958-2014), composer, writer and theatre director, which at the same time is the Art's Birthday. The Art's Birthday is an anniversary created by the artist, Robert Filliou, who declared on January 17 1963 that art had been born exactly 1.000.000 earlier. As one can read on the event's website: "After Filliou’s death in 1987, some artists began to celebrate the Art’s Birthday with mail art, fax and slow-scan TV events in the spirit of his concept of The Eternal Network or La Fête permanente. The birthday parties took place in different cities across the world and artists were asked to bring birthday presents for Art – works that could be shared over the network.

This multilingual performance, which will be presented on Friday, January 15 at 9h30 p.m., was conceived especially for the Art's Birthday 2016 at the O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, and includes the participations of various performers. It will be the national premiere of this acoustic piece, based on the texts by Alvaro García de Zúñiga, entitled Manuel ArtsBirthRadioDays. This piece/performance, supported by Miso Music Portugal and RDP-Antena 2, integrates the Euroradio Ars Acustica Special Evening dedicated to the Art's Birthday(https://arsacustica.wordpress.com/artsbirthday/).           

The complete programme of this Friday special session, on January 15 at O'culto da Ajuda: 

- National premiere of the acoustic piece, based on the texts and excerpts of radio broadcasts by Alvaro García de Zúñiga, Manuel ArtsBirthRadioDays, (2016, 20’), conceived, produced, directed and performed by: Alínea B. Issilva, Eduardo Raon, Luís André Ferreira, Miguel Azguime and Pedro Braga Falcão. Following the example of the SSTV events, one will create an experience (mental) of simultaneous radio transmission of a scientific documentary, starring Alvaro García de Zuñiga and directed by Omero Capozzoli: Parto sin Dolor (1958, 22');    

- Projection of the "false documentary" entitled Reise nach/Viagem até à Pina Bausch directed by Alvaro García de Zúñiga from a film by Leopold von Verschuer, which is simultaneously a theatre piece (2007, 45'), with the participation of Alínea B. Issilva, Miguel Azguime, Pedro Braga Falcão and Fernando Vendrell;    

- A video installationSob Vigilância (2000, 15’) directed by Alvaro García de Zúñiga, starring Leopold von Verschuer.

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