17.02.2020 | 11am

Sala 1, CES | Alta - Coimbra, Portugal

Visual artist César Schofield Cardoso and architect Patti Anahory present the artistic installations ‘Ferrugem/Rust’, ‘Volumetrias [Vazias] de Memórias/Volumes [Empty] of Memories’ and ‘Pedestais de [ex]clusão/Pedestals of [x]clusion’ developed at the Tarrafal Concentration Camp in 2017.
These artistic works aim to address the Tarrafal Concentration Camp not only in its past historical role, but also as a space for the reproduction of continuous symbolic violences. A place where they believe it is necessary to refine the museological project, and where, paradoxically, there is a reproduction of violences and exclusions, symbolic and others.
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César Schofield Cardoso, born in the City of Mindelo, Cape Verde, Africa, works with photography, cinema, media art and web development. In 2006, he launched PRAIA.MOV, an urban culture movement in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde, in collaboration with architects, artists and other critical thinkers, which has since marked his production around issues of citizenship, justice, urban space and identities.
In 2009, he produced the video installation UTOPIA, on the theme of freedom. ROOT(S), one of the videos of this project, received the Audience Award and an Honourable Mention at the Sal International Film Festival, Cape Verde, 2010. In 2009, he considered the condition of Prison and Ideological Prisoner, with reference to the Tarrafal Concentration Camp, in his short film KATHARSIS. In 2011 he was invited to the São Tomé and Príncipe Biennial for which he produced the video SPRITU, also presented at the City Museum, Lisbon, in 2012. During this same period, he exhibited UTOPIA at the Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon. His work is progressively a political voice, a position assumed in ATIVU (2013), REPUBLIKA (2014) and FERRUGEM (2017).
As a Web Developer, he crosses web technology and image and sound work. Creator and author of the, co-founder of the Itinerant Fórum Itinerante de Cinema Negro and Storia na Lugar. From 2012 to 2016, he was coordinator of the Department of Cinema and Media Art of the Ministry of Culture of Cape Verde.

Patti Anahory is an architect and designer. She holds a Masters in architecture from Princeton University (USA) and her undergraduate degree from the Boston Architectural College. She holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Princeton University. Her master’s thesis , Dakar questioned the program of a slavery memorial and the architectural translations of memory and identity [re] construction. Her undergraduate thesis Reframing the Body: A Women’s Prison reworked social and spatial definitions of boundaries in articulation with issues of gender, society of control and architecture. Her academic work questioned the presupposed relationships of place and identity, as well as the social and spatial definitions of boundaries in articulation with issues of gender, society of control and architecture. She worked in architecture offices in New York and completed independent projects in the USA, Cape Verde and Ghana. One of her projects is featured in the book Phaidon Atlas of XXI Century World Architecture (2008). In 2000, she was awarded the prestigious Rotch Traveling Scholarship and traveled extensively throughout the African continent, researching the relationship between architecture, place-making and identity. Between 2009-12 she served as founding-director of CIDLOT - Centro de Investigação em Desenvolvimento Local e Ordenamento de Território at the University of Cape Verde, an emerging research center which addressed the dynamics of land settlement and rapid urban growth in the country.