Authorship: wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 collective (A. Gago, D. Marques, J. Santa Cruz), in collaboration with Pedro Ferreira

Place: Ermida de São Roque, Tavira (Algarve)

Date: 15 julho a 23 de Agosto de 2022

Co-production: d1g1t0_indivíduo colectivo e Museu Zer0

MOIRA is a mixed media installation presenting a creative reinterpretation of the legend of the Enchanted Moiras, which is part of the Portuguese intangible cultural heritage and, in particular, of the Algarve region. Giving meaning to the expression “quem conta um conto, acrescenta um ponto”, individual and collective memories are put into play. To this end, wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 collective proposes to explore the effect of presence, through its manifestations of rarefaction, interruption and apparition.

Presenting recent research that resulted from the fieldwork recently carried out in the region of Tavira, namely with a group of embroiderers from the village of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, different accounts of the legend are, on the one hand, placed in dialogue with the emerging poetic work, and, on the other hand, open to (re)interpretation by the audience, who are invited to superimpose their own voice on the set of records that make up the sound archive collected during this procedural stage.

In short, a thread of wire and magnetic tape, bringing together analogue and digital (i)materiality, through a set of interwoven voices, composing a multisensory triptych that is also a potential place for self-discovery. 

Photos by: Vito Ughetto and Museu Zer0

Special Thanks to:

Pedro Ferreira, Grupo de Bordadeiras de Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo; Junta de Freguesia de Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo; Herdade da Corte; Vidal e Brito Lda.; Centro de Estudos Ataíde Oliveira, nas pessoas do Prof. Dias Marques e Prof. Paulo Correia; Alba Morollón Diaz-Faes; Pedro Veiga; Museu Zero e Câmara Municipal de Tavira.


NOVA FCSH; IELTIELTVAST, Values Across Space and TimeCITARESCOLA DAS ARTES MuseuZeroEuropean Union

Este trabalho é financiado por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito dos projetos UIDB/00657/2020 e UIDP/00657/2020 / This work is financed by National Funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia under the projects UIDB/00657/2020 and UIDP/00657/2020.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004949. This document reflects only the author's view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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