- 25.11 2023
- Garagem Culturgest
- No ticket required
- 23H - 4H
- ages 18+
An LGBTQIAP+ celebration of the manifestations of queer, black (re)existence in the diaspora.
We could describe montação as the art of making something beautiful – original, with a lot of light, shine and movement – out of nothing.
For the underground parking at Culturgest, the Afrontosas Collective prepares an homage to the many ways older and newer Black LGBTQIAP+ movements party.
This collective dream comes from a need to celebrate feelings, cultures, and existence through art. It is a way of resignifying the queer party scene that the collective has always been a part of – from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, with stops in Cape Verde, Guiné, and other afrodiasporic distances.
Coletivo Afrontosas is a Cultural Association born from meetings between Black, queer people linked to the world of arts, education and celebration. Its emergence was motivated by the absence of projects reflecting on the importance of queer Blackness in the diaspora in Portugal, in confluence with migratory exchanges from Latin America, Africa and other regions.
The collective aims to be active in five areas: Art and Research; Hospitality and Ancestrality; Consulting and Teaching; Culture and Celebration; and Lifestyle and Fashion Design.
One of Afrontosa’s objectives is to support, promote and publicise artistic and educational production by Black, queer artists, with the aim of creating intersectional spaces for debate and discussion between cultural agents nationally and internationally.
This event features strobes, vertigo-inducing lighting and smoke machines.
Di Candido aka DIDI is an afroqueer body in transit between Brazil, UK and Portugal, working, persisting and resisting through the mediums of research, cultural production and performance as a DJ, singer, and visual/multidisciplinary artist. Founder of the creative unit/party Bee, The United Kingdom of Beeshas (bee_lx) at Damas, as one of the first parties which brought #blackqueermagic to the centre of Lisbon. DIDI moves in connection with collectives, artists and makers from all of the diaspora, in cultural projects and creative industries. Also in the production...
Hybrid artist who navigates through the waters of theatrical anthropology and who, as a practical-reflexive-theoretical researcher in this practice, introduces himself as an actor-dancer – a definition coined by Eugênio Barba to delineate the profile of the artist who investigates and practices the pre-expressive behaviour of the human being in a situation of organized representation: in Brazil he has experience in contemporary dance, theatre, Afro-Brazilian dance (dance of the orixás), scenic groups from Afro-Brazilian popular culture, such as the congada from...
Rodrigo Ribeiro Saturnino aka ROD is a researcher and visual artist. PhD in Sociology from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, and post-doctorate from the Centre for Communication and Society Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho, where they are currently researching digital platforms on the Internet and algorithmic racism. They have published in several academic and scientific journals nationally and internationally. As a visual artist, their practice focuses on decolonial criticism. They have participated in a number of...