Open reading 'Out of Sight'

Ulysses European Odyssey

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As part of the celebrations for the centenary of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Marco Martins & the Arena Ensemble present a reading session of the Irish writer's work, part of the Ulysses European Odyssey project. The session is accompanied by the sonic exploration of Paulo Furtado, also known as The Legendary Tigerman.

The Ulysses European Odyssey is a project organised by Arts over Borders and developed in 18 cities in 16 European countries, producing artistic responses in public spaces to social and cultural themes identified in the 18 chapters of James Joyce’s book. Each city was assigned a chapter, along with the themes associated with it.

Lisbon received chapter 16, which delves into the themes of Europe’s ageing population and generational confrontation. In this chapter, the story takes place in a shelter, during a short break in the 24-hour odyssey of the central characters, heroes of everyday life.

In the open air amphitheatre, visitors and guests will be able to read and/or listen to James Joyce’s work until sunset, in an open reading accompanied by Paulo Furtado’s sonic exploration. The audience is invited to register to take part in the reading which will include the participation of Albano Jerónimo, Anabela Mota Ribeiro, Ângela Rijo, Beatriz Batarda, Beatriz Cóias, Carlos Fernandes, Carlos Nery, Cláudia Geraldes, Claudia Woolgar, Cristina Gonçalves, Diana Canha, Flávio Catelli, Joana de Verona, João Silvestre, Liam Browne, Lurdes Lopes, Mafalda Teles, Maria José Ledo, Mariana Monteiro, Miguel Abras, Miguel Guilherme, Miguel Loureiro, Nadia Fabrici, Patrícia Vasconcelos, Paulo Pires do Vale, Rafael Morais, Rita Cabaço, Robert Elliot, Romeu Runa, Steven Sander, Susana Menezes, Teresa Coutinho, Vânia Rovisco, Zé Pires, Zia Soares.

On the same day, at 3pm, Auditorium 3 will host a symposium with the contribution of a series of guests from different areas – José Pedro Serra (classical culture), André Cepeda (photography), Kirenia Martínez (dance) and André Moitinho (astronomy) – who will present their points of view on the implications of the passage of time.

This will be a day of encounter and reflection that revisits the Joycean classic to debate and celebrate what or who, by fate or circumstance, so often remains ‘out of sight’.




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