Mnemonic City Lisbon

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Olá todos,

Gostaríamos de partilhar com vocês os trabalhos produzidos durante este mês de setembro entre os artistas do Roundabout.Lx e os artistas do Magma Collective que vai vão ser apresentados no espaço Roundabout.Lx.

O tema deste projecto é a memória da cidade e através da exploração da mesma, poderão encontrar fotografias, vídeos, desenho, gravura, pintura, instalações e performance.

A exposição inaugura dia 24 se setembro pelas 19 horas e termina dia 29 de setembro.

Artistas que fazem parte de exposição são:
Marta Angelozzi, Anna Burel, Yuri Pirondi, Yasmine Dainelli, Jaime Valtierra, Pascal Ancel Bartholdi, Edgar de Oliveira, Rupert Jaeger, Inês von Bonhorst, Caspar Hall

Vai haver comida em vários dias do evento:

A não perder a fantástica comida feita pela famosa Zizinha
comida tradicional oriental que oferece uma grande variedade de pratos com carne e opções vegetarianas.
Zizinha vai ter sandes com falafel, hummus acompanhado de pão arabe, salgados arabes, e uma selecão de bolos e doces.

Programa:

Quinta-feira 24 de Setembro

19h até ás 23h ­ Abertura da exposição ­ Mnemonic City Lisbon
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b


Sexta-feira 25 de Setembro ­

16h até 21h ­ Exposição ­ Mnemonic City Lisbon
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b

21h até 24h ­ Noite de video arte ­ Visões Urbanas Mnemonic city Lisbon
Localização: 
Largo do Intendente

Este evento vai ser apresentado pelo director do Lab film festival Bill Howard

Grupos convidados:
Lab Film festival – ­ Londres
Visual container – Italia
Magma Collective & Roundabout.Lx


Sábado 26 de Setembro

14:00h até 24:00h ­Exposição ­ Mnemonic City Lisbon
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b

16:00h até 24:00h ­ Caminhada performativa

16:30 ­- 20:30 ­MOVE W IT H (OUT) #9 LISBON – Super­Artista Incógnita Durational Piece
Localização: Largo do Intendente
Artista: Andrea Inocêncio , Curated by Something Human
20:30 ­- 21:00 ­- Final performance no espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b.

17.30h ­ – Conversas abertas ao público,­
Localização: Café Largo Residências
Convidados: Directora do Largo Residências Marta Silva,
os directores do Plano Lisboa ­Rita Ruivo & Sérgio Azevedo e a curadora Sofia Mourato

19:00h ­Ephemeral Landscape II Marta Angelozzi
Localização: Rua Maria da Fonte 76A

20:00h Surmount ­ TOR collective ­
Localização: Rua Cidade de Liverpool

21:00h ­Capitalizizisme IV Edgar de Oliveira
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b

22:00h The Monster speaks of Love Roundabout.Lx
Artistas: Violeta Lisboa, X, Anna Burel, Marta Angelozzi, Yuri Pirondi, Yasmine Dainelli, A S Rolf & Jaime Valtierra.
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b


Domingo 27 de Setembro ­

14h até 12h ­Exposição ­ Mnemonic City Lisbon
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b

21h até 22.30h ­ Performance colectiva entre o Magma Collective e os artistas da associação do Roundabout.Lx


Segunda- feira 28 de Setembro
 ­

16h até 21h ­Exposição ­ Mnemonic City Lisbon
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b


Terça-feira 29 de Setembro
 ­

16h até 21h ­Exposição ­ Mnemonic City Lisbon
Localização: Espaço Roundabout.Lx ­ Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b

Este evento é organizado pelo Magma Collective (http://magmacollective.com/) and Roundabout.L.x (https://roundaboutlx.wordpress.com/)

Partners: 

Largo das residências – http://www.largoresidencias.com/
Escola secundária António Arroio: http://www.antonioarroio.pt/
Plano Lisboa: http://planolisboa.pt/
Visual Container: http://www.visualcontainer.org/
Lab Film Festival: http://thelabfilmfestival.org/

Um obrigado especial á Francisca Bagulho, Rui Madeira, Rough’Nough e á esquipa do Largo Residências.

Magma Collective with Fish Island Labs at Interfaces, Barbican Centre

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“An exhibition fusing physical experience, social media and technology:
An urban journey between the Barbican and London’s new creative hub”

Mnemonic City – a city of memories at Interfaces is a project by the Magma Collective that explores location and how
stories are embedded in urban space. 

This is a series of inter-related artworks developed for the Barbican Interfaces show, in which artists have collaboratively explored the geography between Swan Wharf and Barbican. Strolling through this urban landscape, the collective used social media to identify and stories with each other, inspiring a series of multi media and interactive artworks. These artworks will be exhibited at the Barbican from this Friday.

Works combine video projection installations, photography, paintings, sculpture and performance. They represent a compelling combination of traditional techniques, interactive media and contemporary social practice spanning geo-location, real-time international collaboration and data mapping. This poetic interpretation of a city focuses on people and their emotional experience rather than material needs, and so reveals the human environment hidden in our urban spaces. These artworks will be exhibited as part of Interfaces, a free exhibition taking place in the Barbican foyers from this Friday.

About Interfaces and Fish Island Labs at the Barbican

From interactive portraits to virtual reality technology, atmospheric realities to enlightening data visualisations – explore the world that emerges when art and technology collide. Interfaces is the first annual showcase of art from Fish Island Labs, an incubator set up by the Barbican in collaboration with The Trampery to kickstart the careers of a new generation of emerging talent whose work spans technology and the arts. Over the past 12 months, this community of 20 practitioners have developed cutting-edge new work, covering everything from sculpture, installations and physical performance to coding, film editing and digital art – and now they’re taking over the Barbican Foyers.

Together, these artists take a diverse approach to interrogating how human experience can be transformed by multi-media art practice. Artists include: Alkaline, Annie Nichols, David Hunter, Enamul Hoque, Fancy Lamp, Imeh Akpan, Kimatica, Magma Collective, Martin Collins, Matteo Zamagni, Mbryonic, Nicola Plant, OpenVizor, Pollie Barden, Sapphire Goss, Something Human, Sophie Rogers, Tekja, Tom McDonagh, Tom Szirtes, Xavier Sole.

Press Contact:
sblazeby@gmail.com, Artist Contact: magmacollective@gmail.com

Websites:

ABOUT MAGMA COLLECTIVE & MNEMONIC CITY:
http://www.magmacollective.com, http://www.mnemoniccity.com
FOR LIVE UPDATES ON MNEMONIC CITY:
http://www.facebook.com/MnemonicCityProject

TWITTER @FishIslandLabs

Further Information:

FISH ISLAND LABS INTERFACES EXHIBITION PROFILE:
http://www.interfaces.fishislandlabs.com
BARBICAN EXHIBITION PROFILE:
http://www.barbican.org.uk/education/event-detail.asp?ID=18336

Mnemonic City: Lisbon

Coming up in September 2015

This coming September the City of Lisbon and art collective Roundabout.LX will host artists from London’s Magma Collective for another Mnemonic City exhibition. For a month both collectives will collaborate through an artistic exploration and investigation of the city of light, Lisbon,  looking for visible, invisible and virtual memories. This artistic exploration will happen across a wide variety of media and will result in an exhibition and various interventions in the city.

Implanting memories through walks in the city

Images, social networks, memories…implanted. Mnemonic City: Lisbon was initiated on the 23rd October 2014 by way of an experimental walk taking place simultaneously in London and Lisbon. Through social media, the two collectives instructed each other where to go in their respective cities, which meant that both groups were wondering through the streets of their own city without knowing where they would go next. Along the walks, photographs were taken and shared in real time via social media. Below is the resulting route through Lisbon and some of the key locations.

A second walk took place on the 25th of November 2014 in Lisbon. Here, a route through the city was created by connecting key locations chosen by the members of Roundabout.LX. During the walk, as each location was reached, a story about a memory related to that specific location was told by the different people of the group. Below is a selection with photographs taken along the route, and a map with the key locations.

Through these walks Roundabout.LX and Magma Collective have started a collection of memories that will inform and inspire the project itself in September, when they will be discovering and exploring Lisbon together, thereby creating visible and invisible memories. This experimental approach found its culmination so far in the most recent walk that took place on the 4th of April between the cities of London, Lisbon and Bologna, whereby the route that was taken in each city drew the hashtag #MNEMONICCITY. This walk was part of a wider social media campaign with the intention to build up an audience for Mnemonic City and the Lisbon project. (more about this walk here)

Mnemonic City is an arts project which aims to creatively re-frame experiences of geography and memory. The project has to date been staged in various locations in London, Madrid and Florence. On the weekend of the 21st of August 2015, Mnemonic City will be exhibiting at the Barbican Centre in London and Mnemonic City: Lisbon will take place in September 2015 with a series of exhibitions and events throughout the month. Partners in the London project are Lab Film ProjectsSomething Human and Open Vizor. Partners in the Lisbon project are Roundabout.LXSomething Human and Visual Container.

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The Fragmented City

It is the 4th of April 2015. Location: Bethnal Green, London, UK; Calcada Do Monte, Lisbon, Portugal; and Via de Carracci, Bologna, Italy. It is 3PM in the afternoon and Mnemonic City is launching its second phase of ‘The Experiment’, which intends to create a network of virtual memories around the hashtag #MnemonicCity.

Content versus Structure

While the first phase was focused on researching a possible basic methodology , in this second phase content and meaning take precedence, which in turn will help to define a final set of rules for ‘The Experiment’ before it leaves the confines of laboratory procedures.

The Fragmented City in Reverse

Following a preplanned sequence of posts,  a number of Instagram accounts are now releasing individual images from specific locations in London, Lisbon and Bologna. The resulting sequence of urban snapshots, released in reverse order to counter the forward direction of time, form a fragmented picture that spells the hashtag #MNEMONICCITY.

Written in Stone

Each group – in London, Lisbon and Bologna – follows a pre-planned route that spells out their selection of letters as they walk them, as if the hashtag #MNEMONICCITY was written in stone, forever engraving this phase of The Experiment into a virtual city of memories. In the next phase, starting at the beginning of May – the individual artists and their work will be introduced as they define the final structure of The Experiment.

‘The Experiment’ is part of an ongoing art project by Mnemonic City  that will be exhibited at the Barbican Centre in London on the weekend of the 21st of August 2015, and an art project that will take place in Lisbon in September 2015 with a series of exhibitions and events throughout the month. Partners in the London project are Lab Film ProjectsSomething Human and Open Vizor. Partners in the Lisbon project are Roundabout.lxSomething Human and Visual Container.

Mnemonic City is a project managed by Magma Collective.

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Another Past in the Making

From the Badlands to the Belly of the Beast.

It is the 21st of August 2015. Location: The Barbican Centre, London EC2 – in the Belly of the Beast. And: Fish Island Labs, London E3 – the Badlands of Hackney Wick. It is early evening and the latest Mnemonic City exhibition opens simultaneously in both venues.

Spatial Creativity Incarnates

The project is now in its 6th edition, and as with previous incarnations, it is the result of an artistic exploration and investigation of a particular city or area, by way of individual artists’ creative works. This time the area in question was defined, in principle, by connecting the two exhibition locations: spatially, artistically, economically, socially, politically or indeed through any other creative concept.

Collective versus Personal

Exploring the area collectively as well as individually meant that the different artworks are the result of a shared experience, while also presenting a unique personal perspective and interpretation of this experience. In addition, the involvement of Something Human resulted in a number of performances and public interventions taking place, most notably a mock funeral procession from Hackney Wick to the Barbican Centre. Together, the artworks and performances present an entity – connected and fragmented alike –  in the form of a ‘City of Memories‘.

Mnemonic Rewind

But we need to go back in time for a moment here…to a moment of the past: it is now the 10th of March 2015. Mnemonic City is launching an experiment across a number of social media platforms, with the intention to create a network of virtual memories around the hashtag #MnemonicCity. Starting at precisely 00:00:00hrs – the zero hour of this experiment – a trail of images and texts is released, via the already existing website and facebook page, as well as dedicated Mnemonic City Twitter and Instagram accounts, which have been specifically set up for this experiment.

Game of Memories

The aim of the first phase is to research a possible methodology, while generating a basic audience of followers. In the subsequent phase – starting at the beginning of April – the rules of the experiment will be defined. The ultimate aim is to encourage audience participation in a playful creation of a virtual ‘City of Memories‘, as the experiment intensifies towards the date of the exhibition opening.

 

Mnemonic City is an arts project which aims to creatively re-frame experiences of geography and memory. The project has to date been staged in various locations in London, Madrid and Florence. Mnemonic City No 6 will take place from the 21st to 23rd of August 2015 at the Barbican Art Centre and at Fish Island Labs. Partners in this project are Lab Film Projects, Something Human and Open Vizor. In September 2015, Mnemonic City will then travel to Lisbon, Portugal, to host a series of Mnemonic Interventions and a big exhibition at the end of that month.

Mnemonic City is a project managed by Magma Collective.

© by Mnemonic City, all rights reserved