Aldear is a cultural project that activates the communities of 11 villages and neighborhoods in the municipalities of the Douro, Tâmega and Sousa region. A meeting between local identities and the methods of 15 structures of contemporary artistic creation from different parts of the country.
On the 3rd of July we presented the result of almost two months of visits, meetings, conversations, rehearsals and creation with the people of Freixo, Marco de Canaveses.
These were days of intense sharing, a lot of learning, love, “feeling of us”. An Aldear shared with Marina Palácio and Visões Úteis, always with the support of José Gonçalves and Bússola, designed by Luis Sousa Ferreira for the entire territory of CIM do Tâmega e Sousa. The photographic record was made by the incredible João Roldão.
A creation made by several arms, which opened to other arms, culminating in a show that mapped memory, time and, above all, love.
It was only possible due to the dedicated, committed and inspiring participation of the Associação Amigos Tongobriga, the Professional School of Archeology and the Senior University of Marco de Canaveses-USMC, as well as Dª Angélica, soul and symbol of this place.
Special thanks to our companions António Serginho Lima, Miguel Ramos, Rita Sampaio, Manuel Dos Reis.