Symposium '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 symposium on the passage of time, part of the Ulysses European Odyssey project.

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.

The symposium welcomes a series of guests from different fields – 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.

At the same time, in the open air amphitheatre, visitors and guests will be able to read or listen to Joyce until sunset, in an open reading accompanied by the sonic exploration of Paulo Furtado, also known as The Legendary Tigerman.

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’.


15:00 / José Pedro Serra

16:00 / André Cepeda

— Break 15 min. —

17:00 / Kirenia Martínez

18:00 / André Moitinho



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