in front of Marvila Library
Topias Urbanas invites the Brazilian artist Gustavo Ciríaco to Chelas to repeat the performance Where the horizon moves moves [Onde o horizonte se move], which explores the landscape as a space of deceleration and imagination. Seen from high up on a viewing point, from the depths of an open plot of land, from the far end of an avenue, a landscape is unveiled and a city is revealed. Here, just as the sentries used to do in the past, the spectators scour the horizon, attempting to decipher the figures that seem to have been smudged by the sun, and which slowly turn into people, stories or worlds.
Based on our position at a certain place, Where the horizon moves [Onde o horizonte se move] allows us to see a gradual transformation of the city’s landscape, through the figures that appear and disappear on the horizons and the actions that serve to shape the common field of vision.