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SAY MY NAME AND I WILL TELL YOU MY STORY
Outubro 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - Novembro 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
“When we learn to listen to plants without the need to hear them speak, a language that we have forgotten emerges…This language belongs to plants, and so do the stories…”
– Monica Gagliano
The art project ‘SAY MY NAME AND I WILL TELL YOU MY STORY’ explores memories, narratives and stories of Eucalyptus trees, from their indigenous wisdom and meanings, to their use in contemporary Western society. This collaborative project between curator Inês Valle and artist Evgenia Emets, opens with an art installation at Espaço Espelho d’Água in Belém, Lisbon, a special culinary experience, and a performative storytelling walkabout. A rich education programme invites audiences to a series of online conversations.
As part of this project Espaço Espelho D’Água and the CERA PROJECT present a gastronomic experience – a special menu inspired by the essence and flavours of Eucalyptus. By reservation-only, requiring pre-booking online.
Online Conversations [Zoom] | Pre-Booking required
- 29 October, 17h-19h – ‘Plant intelligence and plant communication’, a hot topic in recent science, changing and challenging the ways we look at plants, offering inspiration and tapping into ancient knowledge verified through modern scientific research. A special edition of Eternal Forest Conversations.
- 3 November, 17h-19h – ‘Eucalyptus: Indigenous knowledge’. The Eucalyptus tree has been an integral part of Indigenous culture in Australia, in medicines, food, art, everyday objects, as well as being considered a sacred tree in many tribes. How can we look at the Eucalyptus tree differently in Europe, inspired by the Indigenous wisdom and stories?
- 5 November, 17h-19h –‘The intangible heritage of forests’. Since the dawn of agriculture we have started looking at forests from a purely utilitarian perspective. What are we missing and how is the value of forests more important than ever for our society?
SAY MY NAME AND I WILL TELL YOU MY STORY is part of the cultural program VENTO SUL at Espaço Espelho D’Água in October 2020. This project is aimed to make a contribution to the extended cultural programme within the year Lisbon Green Capital 2020. It has the financial support of DGARTES.