Project "Watt?" returns to the places where he left his mark with a film that shows how it all happened

“Watt?”, an artistic project aimed at the community of seven Algarve localities, has left its mark in places where […]

Jorge Pereira's intervention in a transformation post in Vila do Bispo

The “Watt?”, an artistic project aimed at the community of seven Algarve locations, left its mark on the places it passed through, over the six months it took place. From today until October 22nd, the locations involved in the initiative will host public screenings of the documentary “Paredes que fala”, directed by Jorge Murteira, where the implementation of the project in the field is documented.

Watt? joined the EDP Foundation's national Public Art project, being coordinated, in the Algarve, by LAC – Laboratory of Creative Activities, from Lagos, which invited several artists – Xana, Jorge Pereira, Mariana a Miserável, Padure, Menau, Susana Gaudêncio and Tiago Batista – to make interventions in public spaces.

The documentary that records how it all happened, over six months, began to be shown this Thursday, in Vila do Bispo, municipality where the municipality ended up prohibiting the use of equipment under its charge for the installation of murals. At issue, the disagreement on the part of the municipal executive led by the socialist Adelino Soares in relation to the content of the works of art, what earned him accusations of censorship. Even without the support of the Chamber, the installations continued to be carried out.

In other Algarve locations, there were no controversies. And it will be there that LAC will head next, to show the film by Jorge Murteira. Tomorrow, October 6th, the documentary can be seen at the Cultural Center of Barão de São João, at 18:00 (Lagos). The following day, Saturday, at 16 pm, it will be the turn of the Messinens Instruction and Recreation Society, in São Bartolomeu de Messines (Silves), to host the session. On Sunday, October 00, at 8 pm, the film will be screened at the Clube de Instrução e Recreio Mexilhoeirense, in Mexilhoeira Grande (Portimão).

On the 21st of October, a Saturday, LAC heads to Sotavento, to show the film in Alte, in the municipality of Loulé (Museological Pole Cândido Guerreiro and Condes de Alte, 15:30). The following day, October 22, the documentary is exhibited at the Alportel Museological Center (São Brás de Alportel), also at 15 pm.

The "Watt?" he left his mark in seven places, the locations where the film will be shown and the village of Figueira, which belongs to the parish of Mexilhoeira Grande in Portimão.