Project page here: portugal.portefolio.org
An ongoing project developing contemporary iconography to Portuguese identity. From recent phenomena of ethnographic identity that most of the times pops out accidentally, like memes or viral videos on youtube, the propose of this project is to define iconography that suits the representation of a present reality, from the approach of the collective imaginary or from the individual poetry.
Rethinking portuguese symbols such as the Barcelos cock as an epitome of representation through its permeability in the present and everyday life. Recent popularity of events prove that the power of images can be involved with their popularity index among the audiences, most of the times reinforced by their spreading in social networks.
This project aims to rethink the appropriateness of images and icons on portuguese identity, as well as propose new symbols for a global archive aiming to build a repertoire for collective memory. Portugal Portefolio refers to legacy, to leave a mark in History, an archive of the passage of time. As methodology is intended to reflect on daily routines in order to generate iconography and poetic narratives for a pervasive perception on contemporary society.
Participants will learn
Ready-made illustration techniques and a bit of the History of Portuguese iconography.
Artists, designers, illustrators, image and video makers, thinkers.
Students and professionals.
Participants should bring
Drawing/illustration/collage materials, AV materials: the more diverse, the better.