Title of the project: For a reflective practice of a ‘conversable art’ in the public domain
Scholarship reference: SFRH/BPD/84427/2012
Start and end date: May, 2013 – May, 2019
This theoretical-artistic research project starts from the analysis of materialities in European urban contexts, attentive to ‘micro-fascisms’ that are disseminated by privatizations of public spaces but not physically evident. The operative concept ‘conversable art’ leads the work — here understood as a catalyst communication process of the identity/alterity relation, not representative of ideas but creator of contextual situations where these can happen in a system of exchanges, to create the “common” by the coexistence of diversity/singularity and taking as a premise the placement of the “and” where the “or” is (Agostinho da Silva, 1979) — in the light of the revision/updating of the concepts “littoral art” (Kester, 1998) and “relational art” (Bourriaud, 2001), in the context of procedural/participatory artistic practices considering the actual decay of citizenship in cities (Sassen, 2010). It is intended to research, through the practice of ‘conversable art’, possibilities of expression of sociability and subjectivity in the city facing the existing expressions of flexibility/indifference dialectic.