Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo

Horto - Uma forma que vem do toque

Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo

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January

18 Sat 16.00h 19 Sun 16.00h

RIVOLIFoyer of the Grand Auditorium

Performance ⁄ Installation
JAA! Young Associated Artists
Free entrance • 20min • >12  
 Horto – Uma forma que vem do toque [Horto – Form from Touch] intends to recreate the notion of greenhouse, based on the very idea of artificiality that one inevitably associates with it. In this installation, visitors have the chance to take the place of plants, or to play the role of caregivers instead, thus initiating an interaction between two different groups of people. This relation is based on the exchange of affection between man and plant, a concept scientifically known as thigmomorphogenesis—from the Greek thigmo (touch), morpho (form) and genesis (origin). The performance Uma forma que vem do toque, combined with the installation, resorts to the personification of the plant, based on the idea of commitment and affection for a healthier and more virtuous growth of both crop and interpersonal relations.


Guilherme de Sousa (Viana do Castelo, 1994) and Pedro Azevedo (Porto, 1996) met in 2014 and have been collaborating professionally since 2016. Their work crosses fine arts and performing arts, and they have a special interest in theatre, dance and installation. Among their works stand out It Takes Two to Tango, Apartamento [Apartment], VANISH, which won the Campo de Batalha grant, awarded by Teatro Municipal do Porto, and Horto – Uma forma que vem do toque [Horto – Form from Touch], which won the third edition of the Happy Together grant, awarded by Mala Voadora in partnership with the Porto Municipal Council / Forum of the Future.
They’re currently Teatro Municipal do Porto’s Young Associated Artists for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.

January

18 Sat 16.00h 19 Sun 16.00h

RIVOLIFoyer of the Grand Auditorium

Performance ⁄ Installation
JAA! Young Associated Artists
Free entrance • 20min • >12  
  • Created and performed
    Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo
    Lighting design
    Francisco Campos
    Soundtrack
    Domenico Scarlatti 
    Plaster ears
    Telma Pereira