What attracted you to come to RAIZVANGUARDA as a resident? The reason I wanted to come to RV relates to my research theme, which is the Portuguese notion of the ‘Saudade’ – a deep sense of longing or nostalgia that cannot be translated to any other language. I felt that being surrounded by the villages, mountains and deep forests of Góis will provide me with the inspiration and greater understanding of this local philosophy. Continue reading…
Would you like to get to know the board members a little better? We present to you an exclusive interview with the board members of Raizvanguarda! Keep reading to learn the motivation behind the creation of Raizvanguarda, the project manager, the mentors and much more.
What is your role and how long have you been a member of Raizvanguarda? I am the President of the Direction Board and the Project development manager, and I have been a part from RV since the beginning 4 years ago. Continue reading…
Vanessa Circe is a 22-year-old Colombian artist currently enjoying a residency at RAIZVANGUARDA. Circe paints oil paintings with ongoing themes of preservation of traditions, omnipresent spiritual symbols, resilience towards ongoing conflicts, and especially the exploitation of nature and indigenous territories. The beautiful nature surrounding RAIZVANGUARDA is a source of inspiration to the motifs of Circe’s paintings and her current project revolves around political concepts and Colombian indigenous beliefs and traditions.
The self-taught artist has been traveling since the age of 17 and is using her experience with intercultural exchange to fuel her work process.
If you want to know more about Circe’s works, you can visit her facebook page.
Saturday, September 2nd, The London-based group Curiosa Productions held a concert in the Casa da Cultura in central Góis. The concert consisted of the musical pieces that Curiosa Productions had been working on during their stay at Raizvanguarda. The pieces that were performed were contemporary, partially visual compositions created by the collaborative powers of the group. A part of the group were classically trained musicians, but the group as a whole explored new ways of making music and worked on achieving a harmonious sound by mixing the classical instruments with new, creative instruments. Many of the pieces also focused on the visual part of the music to give the spectator a visual as well as audible experience during their performance. In the midst of developing their own works, Curiosa collaborated with the photographer and performer Beatriz M. Barrio and created soundtracks for Barrio’s videos, which were presented conjointly at the Curiosa Ensemble performance on September 2nd.
Curiosa Productions, as well as Beatriz M. Barrio, brought something new to the table and educated Góis on contemporary music. The performance was well received by Góis’ population who enjoyed the new perspective that Curiosa presented.
Raizvanguarda and Curiosa Productions would like to invite everybody to the final concert. The performance “Other lands, Other Sounds” will take place on Saturday, September 2nd, in the auditorium of the Casa da Cultura in Gois at 6 pm.
Curiosa Productions brings together musicians and artists from across cultures and disciplines to create new work in international locations. On this summer’s residency, “Other Lands Other Sounds”, eight musicians from London have come together to write new music inspired by the people and places of Gois, drawing on improvisation, collaborative composition techniques, and the interplay of sound and visual arts. Their residency concludes with a performance involving live performance, installations, and video.
Curiosa Productions brings together musicians and artists from across cultures and disciplines to create new work in international locations. On this summer’s residency, Other Lands Other Sounds, eight musicians from London have come together to write new music inspired by the people and places of Gois, drawing on improvisation, collaborative composition techniques, and the interplay of sound and visual arts. Their residency will conclude with a performance involving live performance, installations, video as well as a collaboration with the Gois Filarmónica da AERG.