“Transient: in between albums and archives.” was an International Artists Workshop organized by Xerem and LARGO Residências in partnership with Triangle Network and Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa – Fotográfico, , in which I was artistic artistic coordinator together with artist Mónica de Miranda.
Following a smaller format of the workshops developed within the Triangle Network (and from which Xerem is partner), Transient brings together 6 artists in Lisbon for an artistic residency programme, reflecting on the issues related to place , identity and archives.
Held within the Martim Moniz-Intendente area of Lisbon, between 3rd and 12th of December 2012, with an open day on the 12th, this residency follows the common goals of the artistic residencies model organized under the Triangle network: focus on the exchange of experiences, seeking to feature the specificity of each site, linking the artistic and cultural movements in the country, boosting the presence of these international contexts with local artists. Transient will also be a meeting platform between artists in hybridization territories, places marked by the multiplicity of communities that cross between them intermezzo and a backdrop of strong urban regeneration.
Transient more than a reflection on transit and travel implies also to consider and enhance the action of moving through space. To travel and experiencing issues related to memory and identity in a space that encourages critical reflection of the artist as archivist and a traveller. This workshop aims to establish itself as a transitional archive anchored in people and in their place but that it can walk by the feet of artists.
The program also includes a diverse set of extended activities, which will be developed in the exclusive neighborhood of the Intendente, but that includes the participation of other artists, curators and producers invited to share with the participants and other members of local community processes research, production and discussion
Participant artists: Anton Theileis (Germany), Carla Cabanas (Portugal), Ivan Grilo (Brazil), Jordi Burch (Portugal), René Tavares (São Tomé and Príncipe), Susana Anágua (Portugal).