As Bravas — Paulo Pimenta / PELE
In the Marão mountains, we (re)meet our ancestors, women who fight and resist. They whisper silenced memories and sing to dispel the loneliness of days. Guardians of memories of hard times and bare feet, of stories and songs from the past but with the future in their eyes.
The mantle that surrounds them was sewn from living patches of the paths that are part of the daily life and wisdom of these women. It too has been growing, blooming, and drying out throughout the process of creation.
This exhibition is a celebration of these Bravas, living mythological figures, archetypes of nature in their most beautiful and raw form.
Photographs by Paulo Pimenta from a PELE project
Artistic direction: Alexandra Côrte-Real, Inês Lapa, Janne Schröder, Maria João Mota, Paulo Pimenta and Sandra Neves
Sound compositions: Inês Lapa
Sound mixing: Ricardo Carvalho
Photography: Paulo Pimenta
Post-Production Photography: Mario O Santos
Video: Alexandra Côrte-Real
Art Direction and Scenography: Sandra Neves
Art direction assistance: Rita Cantante
Production Direction: Carina Moutinho
Technical support: Ruca Bourbon
Funding: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Inauguration on May 27th
Cloisters of the Monastery of São Gonçalo, Amarante
On show until July 3rd