Featured image: Book installation © image courtesy of Impromptu Projects
Macau Sessions: Dialogues on Architecture and Society original content explores the recent development of Macau, its territory, and neighboring regions, by linking themes such as architecture, city, border, memory, representation, and history. It contains interviews with Hendrik Tieben, Thomas Daniell, Mário Duque, Wang Weijen, Diogo Burnay, Jianfei Zhu, Jorge Figueira, Werner Breitung and Pedro Campos Costa. Later, a visual essay developed by Nuno Cera was added offering an artistic perspective on the impact of urban growth on people and the territory. Both books (English and Portuguese editions) will be on sale during the opening at Impromptu Storefront.
This project consists of creating an installation based on the book-object (published books) and the word-sound (recorded interviews) which, in an experimental confluence, cease to be the object of the original study, to become the artistic object itself. Sound design and sound installation designed by Rui Farinha.
How to display a book which is an object conceived to be read? How to dematerialize its shape and content? Can a book become an art piece? Through which process would a book become art? Here the book becomes pure volume and shape, while the interviews become a multitude of sounds from which you may be able to produce new significances. Is this still a book? Or is it a book in the process of becoming something else?
Opening of a new cultural space, a non-profit concept gallery, open 24 hours, seven days a week, based on an innovative exhibition model to showcase commissioned interventions by invited foreign artists. The aim is to provoke and stimulate public awareness, addressing local and global issues, as well as personal and universal values. It is intended to encourage and contribute to the discourse of critical thinking by hosting screenings, roundtables, and book presentations.
When: May 26–July 15, 2021
Where: Impromptu Storefront, 14–A Travessa Inácio Baptista, Macau
How much: Free admission
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