- 10.11 — 11.11 2023
- A11 Galleries
- No ticket required
- ages 18+
A party-performance built in the cracks of everyday life.
F(r)esta [Fissure/Party] is the opening party of the 2023 Alkantara Festival. A celebration organised by MeioFio (Ágatha Cigarra, Era Jaja Rolim, Alex Simões, and Renato Kurup) whose research covers the purposes and impetus around parties and their inevitability.
This party/fissure is constructed in the cracks, with bodies that rise from the wreckage, where junk is as enchanting as a laser, inspired by the aesthetics of what we agreed the future would be, its reenchantment and the poetry of its emergence.
In a former industrial space in the Alvalade neighbourhood, F(r)esta features a Roda de Sample, the collective wwwperformanceart and other guest artists.
This event features strobes, vertigo-inducing lighting and smoke machines.
Born in Lisbon, Alexandre Simões works with clothes, set design, film and slutting. Graduated in Fine Arts (not great, not bad, just fine) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Profissional without being amateur. Specialized in cardboard fantasies and charactheres made out of sequins. @alexbasim
Born in São Paulo, a city where she grew up in the daily flows of immigration and developed street expression tactics in party collectives. She has been a DJ, performer, music producer and cultural agent for over 15 years. She has dedicated half of this time to the Lisbon scene in partnership with the city and dissident artists. Her parties are resident in the city's main venues and she is an agent of the rise of street carnival in Portugal. Carniçeira, BLOCU, MeioFio (Alkantara Festival), Ancestrofuturismo, SOMA, Hystereofônica, Roda de Sample are some of the...
Era Jaja Rolim is a brasilian travesti, whose anthropophagic dance practice is translated through film, theatre and choreographic installations. She conceives of performance as a form of living sculpture that allows they to become an object and a subject simultaneously. Infused by the symbolic creative work and reframing found in the collective imagination, they compose their work around ideas of the body – both individual and collective – as a medium that crosses borders.
Renato Rocha was born in Brasília and lives in Lisbon. Graduated in Visual Arts at Universidade de Brasília (UnB), explores multi-linguages in the duality between sound and image. DJ, composer, designer, cenographer and cultural producer. As a musician has released 6 EPs and various singles in both digital and vinyl formats and has performed in more than 20 countries. He produced events in Brasília, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Berlin.
With more than 10 years of activity across 7 different countries, this musical and visual project brings together various producers and collectors of sounds to mix and play. Sound collages, instantaneous, mixed & simmering in an electronic cauldron, layered together, played live and vibrantly by beatmakers, electromagnetic drummers, sound mixers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, evoking the heat of the eternal loop. rodadesmaple.com
Plástico, papelão, tinta na cara e dentes afiados é o que une esta companhia. As realidades aqui decidem não pedir licença, o encontro é inevitável. São tantos que a ficção aqui busca maneiras de adiar o fim do mundo. O nosso lugar de reivindicação presente é ocupar com a força do imaginário como procedimentos metodológicos de criação em performance, no qual alargue as experiências dentro e fora da arte, coexistindo com o social e estético.