"Everything was reduced to fragments, to restricted frames and nooks of landscape. Anxious, I sift through that first impression of the whole and I do not find it.”
Raúl Brandão in The Unknown Islands (As Ilhas Desconhecidas).
Inspired by Raul Brandão’s trip to the Azores archipelago in 1924, Miguel C. Tavares and José Alberto Gomes travelled on board Corvo cargo ship for a 10-day journey between Mainland Portugal and the Azores, with stops along the islands of São Miguel, Faial, Terceira, Flores and Pico.
East Atlantic is an audiovisual piece in a film-concert format that translates this imagery, with the Azorean archipelago and its island condition in its centre. In a hybrid space between the documentary and the artistic object, the work also intends to represent the dichotomous insular character, both seductive and attractive, as well as prisoner and claustrophobic.
Premiering at Walk&Talk, the show will be marked by a strong performative component that takes advantage of the Archipelago's Black Box architecture and scale for an immersive, uncertain and abstract experience