CartografarOSol/MapTheSun is a site-specific, ephemeral and poetic performance project, centered on the relation between place, space and time. It began in 2009, in co-authorship with the Portuguese artist Nuno Carvalho. Through the act of drawing, it intends to reveal the hidden map of the passage of the sun from dawn to sunset. It shows a new dimension of public space, highlighting the connection between man and nature. The performances are the result of the physical experience of constant connection with the sun, nature, architecture and passers-by of space, represented by a map/cartography drawn on the ground. The project was presented internationally in different places.
CartografandOSol/MappingTheSun (Elvas – Portugal, 2017) July 30, duration: 12h. Developed from an artist grant to participate in the A Salto Festival, MappingTheSun reconfigures the project MapTheSun from a public space into a more intimate setting by using a tree as the central element. The performance unfolds in Laranjeiras garden, depicting the Sun as a magical characteristic of Alentejo, as its abundance in the region shapes the traditions, the local way of being and the culture itself. The piece was created in collaboration with artist Nuno Silas (photographic documentation). The drawing was made with chalk spray.
LuzNoPátio/LightInTheYard (Salvador da Bahia – Brazil, 2010) June 17, duration: 17h. LightInTheYard takes place in the Mangueiras courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art of Salvador da Bahia (MAM), as an independent project. The piece was created in collaboration with Silvia Bustamante (photographic documentation) The drawing was made with chalk bar.
CartografiarElSol/MapTheSun (Barcelona – Spain, 2009) June 23, duration: 15h. Selected work for the ProjectePúblic (04) (2008) / Nau Côclea Artistic Residency Scholarship (March, 2010). MapTheSun was the first action of the project, presented in the Plaza del Sol, during the summer solstice. he piece was created in collaboration with Ricardo Leite (photographic documentation) and Samuel Navarrete (video recording). The drawing was made with latex paint.