WATER CHOREOGRAPHIES | LISBON SITE
The masterpiece of Lisbon begins, in the presence of water, in the occurrence of its particular configurations and movements, on land, in the river and in the sea, and especially in its behavior and exchanges, between fields of action.
It´s existence is not limited to its physical and material expression.
In the whimsical pattern of topography, in the richness of the clipping, or even in the matrix layout of ancestral pathways and built structures that unambiguously pursue it, but allow us to do so, becomes aware of a set of silent actors, forces and tensions that activate and operate in landscape: the entropic ones that largely determine the natural and powerful process of water dynamics; the biological ones that feed on it; those of the memory and sediment of its past and contemporary history; local confabulation and registration; social and political idiosyncrasies; those of normative regulation; the strategic and programmatic ones.
System of interactions and conditions, in space and time, predict in a collective act, intrinsic to its being and animation, the landscape of Lisbon is generated in the water, established in the complexity of the multiple performances that this congregates and crucial intentional motor, its spatiality and unique identity.
Carcavelos, Portugal, space concept and the introduction of the reservoir.
team Malgorzata Stryjek, Janina Gäckler, Jan Ole Rolfes.