Sexta-feira, Alta Tristeza
Photos: Gonçalo Duarte
This book started with the perception of a repetitive linguistic pattern, an apocalyptic tone identified by leafing through a pile of Ípsilon's (weekly cultural supplement of Público newspaper). Cut outs were made, and then collages, composed in the format of visual poetry. This book was printed with the essential support of the Centro Nacional de Cultura and Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte.
A domesticidade não pertence (apenas) ao espaço da casa
2022 @ Purga
Fotografia Isabel Cordovil
This text was written in the context and as an introduction to Joana Tejo's solo exhibition at Purga, a project by Isabel Cordovil and Rudi Brito. This exhibition was held in the space of a house, between the end of a stay and the restart of a home with a new tenant. It refers to the space of the house as the space of choreographies of care and practices of attention to objects and matter that are present in Joana's artistic practice.
LOVE MAKES US DRUNK
2022 @ Ciclo das Amizades
Photos: Inês Brites
Love makes us drunk, Love makes us very drunk, Love makes us very very drunk
Love Makes us Drunk was presented as a performative exhibition in pop up format and with a duration of one day, inserted in the context of the cycle of friendships - organization of a cycle of sharing moments in Inês Brites' atelier, together with her friends. This was a work carried out in partnership with Inês Brites and with the participation of Maura Carneiro as performer and Tarot reader. Understanding that Love, at the beginning of Spring, was the reason for a certain collective delirium, where the emotional state oscillated between euphoria and depression, and also taking Gilbert and George's video performance as a reference, which was paraphrased and brought into the political context of intimacy, a scenario was prepared to host a reading of love destinies.
O Fogo do Fígado
Photos: Gonçalo Duarte
O FOGO DO FÍGADO is a publication that brings together fleeting and fiery clippings and
notes, moderated by a playful revision of the gall bladder, which celebrates the control of
the fire but not the end of the fascination for flames, flames, tongues of fire, matches,
lighters, firelighters and other incendiary material. It also celebrates the passing of
three decades, in relation to the anniversary exhibition MY LEFT IS YOUR RIGHT.
* phrase heard in the distant 2017, when reading The Imperfect Blue. As a result of their inability to coordinate carrying a table, one of two young people succinctly resolved a substantial part of the world's misunderstandings. Well done!
FUTURO - TEMPO - PAUSA - PONTO - AMOR - PENSAMENTO - CORPO - IMAGINAÇÃO
Photos: Murilo Santos
This is a colouring book based on a discussion session with students from the Alcaria Primary School, structured around the words that make up its title and the concentrated drawings method. It was designed as part of the Fund'Arte - Creative Villages project, in the Beira Baixa cluster of the EDP Foundation's Public Art Programme.
2021 @ Edições da Ruína
Círculo (Circle) begins by saying that much is written about the future, but the truth is that the only thing possible for us is to rewrite the past, because the past is a place without time. This is a tale that, appearing to be a romantic story, takes as its fundamental theme the isolation and decay of human support networks through exercises of power. This book was published by Edições da Ruína, with cover silkscreen printing by Gonçalo Duarte and pagination by Ana Baliza.
EXPOSIÇÃO CONCENTRADOS (André Lepecki)
2021 @ Thirdbase, Lisbon
Photos: Ricardo Vieira
Exposição concentrados, held with the curatorial partnership of David Revés, makes use of the concentrated drawings method, a method of attention constructed by Catarina Real that uses informative stimuli in audio format for the realization of visual schemes made from the apprehended discourse. In this exhibition, classes and lectures by André Lepecki were used. To these drawings made directly on the walls of the exhibition, a spatial choreography marked on the floor of the space is added in order to guide the spectator in reading the texts found on the pillars, written by Catarina and David around the issues concerning attention and excess information.
FUTURO FANTASMA - MANUAL DE VIAGEM
FUTURO FANTASMA - MANUAL DE VIAGEM (FANTASMA FUTURE - A TRAVEL MANUAL), written in partnership with José Costa, is a book that brings together proposals for exercises to restore the lost logbooks during the journey to an unknown future. They are intended to be a stimulus to the utopian and dystopian imagination, in order to motivate conscious actions in the present on our part. It is aimed at a young audience and was distributed in Portuguese public schools as a workbook. This book was produced with the essential support of the Direcção Regional da Cultura do Norte.
2021 @ Galeria do Sol, Porto
Photos: Luísa Abreu
The Fall/Outcome (THE FALL) is an audio piece that draws a path of shared and continuous interrogations, in a movement that evokes the palimpsest to derive one question by the other. It is a collaborative project with Lorraine Druon, which began in 2018 in Brussels at the time of a residency for X RIVISTA (IT). The artists cooked together and managed to find the state where nobody was the cook and nobody the helper. The first question, which appeared there was: Are you in Love? Themes such as love, collective work, depression and the meaning of existence are recurrently addressed. The collaboration and sound editing was done by Thomas Turbain.
2021 @ Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto
Photos: Renato Cruz Santos e Leandro Ares
Quarto paisagem (room landscape) is an immersive installation that promotes the experience of contact with the painting, so that it happens in a horizontal position and body relaxation. This installation results from a fascination with sensory stimulation rooms used as therapy for, now more generally, anxiety disorders. This installation chose to approach mainly the proprioceptive sense in coordination with vision. The paintings, installed on the ceiling of this small room isolated from the rest of the exhibition, were made in a game of weird corpse with the artist's different selves, different every day. The cushions distributed over the carpeted floor of the room represent different positions of the artist's body lying on the floor staring at the ceiling, in a choreographic proposal of a lying body.
2020 @ Gnration, Braga
Photos owned by Gnration, used with permission
Coração Coração (Heart Heart) is a short animation, part of a larger project entitled Palavra Palavra (Word). This is a growing project that takes the form of a glossary and proposes to think about alternative visions of language, articulating experimental processes of writing and graphic composition.
2020 @ Kubik Gallery, Porto
Photos owned by Kubik Gallery, used with permission
The desenhos desatentos (inattentive drawings) are the result of a practice of attention with expression in drawing, and began in the first confinement of the year 2020. At that time, the artist was unable to proceed with her usual work due to a feeling of breaking with the continuity of life as we know it. She started the process of making drawings while watching series of a criminal nature, which, due to their circular composition, calmed her worries about the alarming state of politics and public health. These drawings acquired, for this reason, particular compositional characteristics, the result of dispersed attention divided between concern and alienation.
olhar todos os dias a mesma parede
2020 @ Paralaxe
Olhar todos os dias a mesma parede (everyday looking at the same wall) arises as a response to the invitation to participate
virtually in the Parallax project. Taking as a poem one of the phrases with which the
project is presented "In a simple way parallax is the apparent change of an object against a
background due to the movement of the observer", also as a response to the strange days of
confinement, everyday looking at the same wall is a study of the watertight yet sensitive
daily life. It’s presented through the interconnection of words and images that document an
emotional state through the daily perspective changes.
2020 @ NO·NO Gallery, Lisboa
Photos: Bruno Lopes
Ohhh (aish) Nanina
Ahhh SHLAP Tan, tan. Tan, tan. ui
The queda series, conceived with the curatorship of Miguel Mesquita, spatialises the idea of falling that is conceived between fall in love and leap of faith. Translating into onomatopoeias each phase of this confused flight of fervour, religious or amorous, it organises each of them by quotas. From SHLAP to UUUU is defined a language trajectory understandable in any language, accentuated by the sensations of suspension, direction and weight.
BIOLUMINESCÊNCIA by Filipa Matta
Co-creation with Beatriz Garrucho, Catarina Real, Helena Ribeiro, Isabel Costa and Inês Brites
2019 @ RTP2
Photos: João Covas
eu a pensar
2019 @ Galeria Valbom, Lisboa
Photos owned by Galeria Valbom, used with permission
Eu a pensar (Me thinking) is a graphic composition taken as an expanded poem, which expresses the emotional ambivalence of a period of time, and which is shared without filters. The elements are taken as small dots in a landscape of feelings between anguish and joy, taken by the incomprehension of abrupt passages in everything that concerns the experience of the - mistaken - idea of love.
Exposições Partilhadas (Laranja, Rosa, Azul)
Photos: Ricardo Vieira
This set of portable exhibitions is an exhibition-game, where the spectator is also a player and curator. Its construction allows the definition of the exhibition space from the acrylic pieces that allow the fitting in different formats, which will be the first step of the game. In a second moment, the installation of the small pieces, concentrated drawings, mounting accessories and composition takes place. Choosing which exhibition to see from the given possibilities becomes the motto, organised from the conviction that playing is the most serious thing in the world. The project, conceived with the curatorship of David Revés, assumes playfulness as a tool for an affective relationship with objects.
SELF HELP SELF HOPE
2019 @ Appleton Square, Lisboa
Photos: Bruno Lopes
Self Help Self Hope is an installation in a reading room format, whose main work is the book "Pathetic". Pathetic has as a reference the format of self-help literature, from which was identified a structure that repeats itself in different approaches, and where was inserted a less operative and more reflective character. Accompanying Patético are supportive paintings that serve as a place to be for friends - sofas designed to welcome reading time with a hug. On the walls there are words taken from the choreographic exercise of identifying the eight most important words of the day, as a way to start composition processes.
2019 @ Galerie Bien
Photo: Babeth Rambault
Tampis is an exhibition born from a misunderstanding of language. Between Catarina and
Babeth Rambault, artist and programmer of the Bien gallery, a small itinerant gallery, and
fruit of dialogues that inhabited the no man's land that exists between Portuguese, French
and English, the word tampis appeared. A word misheard or misunderstood became the word that
aggregates all communicative possibilities, or that is uttered when one does not know what
to say. This is the title of the exhibition and the meaning that aggregates the small
drawings and compositions that compose it and that make use of sonorities, onomatopoeias and
solitary words in languages.
t maiúsculo é igual à raiz quadrada de e maiúsculo vezes t minúsculo sobre quatro
2019 @ Coliseu Ageas, Porto
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo
t maiúsculo é igual à raiz quadrada de e maiúsculo vezes t minúsculo sobre quatro (capital t is equal to the square root of capital e times small t over four) is a performance that expresses the line of reasoning around form-forms like the circle and the documentary, the bodies and their learning of movement, the differential between danced movement and practical movement, equations of balance between the triad space, time and work, serendipity and translation, having as background - and impregnated in the body - the language and the machines, that generate movement. It is a project conceived in collaboration with Ângelo Cid Neto.
T e F
2018 @ Goela, Lisboa
T e F is an exhibition held in collaboration with Nuno Gonçalves that freezes part of a dialogue between the figures T and F. In a continuous process of dialogue based on words and drawings, carried out by these two figures that inhabit the discourse, T and F, an archive has been constructed. Through letters addressed to the addresses of Catarina and Nuno, T and F dialogue about the days that pass, confused characters of an overwhelming daily life that shapes different moods. This dialogue began in 2017 and continues to be held.
2018 @ Teatro Municipal do Campo Alegre
2019 @ Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisboa
2020 @ Teatromosca, Cacém
Photos: Alípio Padilha
Publication photos: José Costa
Ensaio Nu is a dance piece that uses the lecture-performance format to present the documentation of building translation machines between word, drawing and movement. These mechanisms have been realized and structured by Catarina Real and Ângelo Cid Neto, in a collaboration that began in 2018 and is still active, and are intended as an ongoing attempt to create an autopoietic ecosystem of translation between media.
Dois Pacotes de Manteiga
Exposição em Dupla com Luís Vicente
2016 @ Home Alone, Clermont-Ferrand
Fotografias: Bruno Silva