A Quest for Flight
or the aurora of psychedelia
a beach bar reading club
A Quest for Flight, or the aurora of psychedelia is a programme dedicated to the escapist narratives and somnambulist dérives originating from the deviant thoughts that bubble from the hidden subterranea of isolated minds’.
Departing from the will to increased ideological nomadism as a manoeuvre against the paradoxical immobility of the now, this programme reacts directly as a sensorial catalyst that surpasses the anaesthesic anxieties of the crisis, aiming for a space of sensorial unleash which may endure as a molecular reflection for futurity.
Taking the form of a beach bar / reading club, this events cycle collaborates with artists who explore themes related to psychedelia, escapism, or alternative collectivities diagonally in their practice, and who will in turn use the space to share their ongoing visual and theoretic research. Such is the case of Diogo Evangelista, who will screen is recent film on Moroccan Berber carpets 'Sungazing', and André Guedes, who will contribute with the re-enactment of a conversation occurred in the Yamagishi japanese commune about textile design and kensan practice, a non-hierarchical decision making process. Alexandre Estrela will also present a programme of experimental films from the extinct youtube channel RedSkyFalls with works by Toshio Matsumoto, Maarten Ploeg, R. Stevie Moore, Steina and Woody Vasulka, among others.
In parallel, the programme will be interpolated with collective listenings of compositions by musicians Eliane Radigue, Delia Derbyshire, or Ghédalia Tazartès, a cycle of auditions programmed in collaboration with music consultant Afonso Simões.
Throughout the cycle, the space will operate as a beach bar reading club where visitors can dissolve their minds in-between a list of selected readings and other sensorial stimulations.
A Quest for Flight, or the aurora of psychedelia beach bar reading club is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30 to 8.30 pm
Week One :
3 April / Wednesday 7.30 pm : 'Sungazing', screening by Diogo Evangelista
4 April / Thursday 7.30 pm : 'Die Rebellen Haben Sich In Den Bergen Versteckt - study for Prospectus’s second or third scene', dramatized reading by André Guedes
5 April / Friday 7.30 pm : Collective Listening - Eliane Radigue 'Trilogie de La Mort' - an excerpt
6 April / Saturday 5.30 pm : Beach Bar / Reading Club
Week Two :
10 April / Wednesday 7.30 pm : Collective Listening - Ghédalia Tazartès 'Diasporas'
11 April / Thursday 7.30 pm : 'RedSkyFalls', Youtube Program by Alexandre Estrela
12 April / Friday 7.30 pm : Collective Listening - Delia Derbyshire 'The Dreams'
13 April /Saturday 5.30 pm : Beach Bar / Reading Club