DE LICEIRAS 18 / Porto, Portugal
for visual artists, designers, conceptual gardeners, experimental writers, sound hunters, performers, philosophers…
An all young, experimental, independent project –
DE LICEIRAS 18 – temporary art community – considers itself as an experimental, independent, artist-run space, existing as artist residency only since summer 2014. It is located in an old, unrestored residential house in the historical center of Porto, Portugal.
recently transformed into an art space and residency
Monthly altering, it hosts international artists forming an ever-changing, dynamic temporary art community. Periods of the stay can be arranged individually on a flexible manner regarding personal needs and creative projects.
The aim is that it basically runs by itself with some small supervision and assistance of the two artists.
On regular basis, artistic events take place – like exhibitions, performances or film screenings – as there has been one on this rainy Thursday evening of 16th April, when Bruce Allan was showing and explaining the evolving video project ‘Difference Screen’.
The artist, curator and researcher Bruce Allan grew up in Assam, NE India, and now lives in the Forest of Dean, UK. He met Maja Renn, supervising visual artist, at the first Tbilisi Triennial in 2013.
Other residential mates are fine artist Nozomi Arisawa and, as this is to be considered by those who are allergic to cats, 7 months old tomcat Lato.
Quite basic conditions in terms of accommodation and equipment, but creative spirit and independent mind.
And… the beauty and teasing atmosphere of Porto – blowing off all sad thoughts instantly with a strong breeze of the Atlantic winds.
Porto, 16th April 2015.