Within the scope of the DiVaM 2020 Program – Promotion and Valorization of Monuments, this year with the theme “Human Rights, Equality and Non-Discrimination”, the Question Repeated – Associação Cultural presents Elements II on October 4, 2020 in the Fortaleza de Sagres, by 5 pm.
This project is the second part of a cycle of creations that result from reflection on the Algarve. It is a multidisciplinary project that links Popular and Classical music and aims to honor the Algarve and reflect the dichotomy between the past and the present, addressing the Elements as the common basis of all history. Cross photography, through the lens of Jorge Marques; video, in a collection by the Algarve visual artist Jorge Graça; word in Ana Falé’s voice; and music by Ensemble Armilar, directed by harpsichordist Elsa Mathei and musicians Rui Afonso on traditional percussion, and Ana Figueiras on the flute, featuring pieces by the Lacobringense composer João Pacheco.
Elements II impels us on a journey through what “was”, allowing us to experience a place that languishes but that exudes memories and meaning, in hardness and simplicity, marked by the strength of the Elements, and will also make known habits and customs that they are no longer part of the common routine of this place. But it also portrays the now, the people, their details, Sagres and its corners, creating an individual confrontation of the past and the present.
In an Algarve in constant pressure for the confluence of different cultures with different expectations, how do we preserve the wealth that clarifies our identity and at the same time enjoy the wealth of other dynamics so different but equally lucid and valid? Elements II intends to celebrate the past and live the present, to evoke nature through sounds, and to remember what was once the life of the Algarve, while noting a regret for the devaluation to which routine refers us.
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