Saturday, March 27, 2010

H.O.M.E.( House of open mobility exchange project ) in Porto, Portugal 2010

Bolhão no Coração -Artistic content
A group of creative individuals from Portugal and the EU assume thesis regarding the degradation of public spaces and the relationship between the people who use these spaces in order to apply it to a concrete location - The old market of Porto "Bolhao" as an art action "Bolhao in our harts"
Throughout workshop, discussions and first hand contact with the local inhabitants thy explored the social, historical and artistic aspects of the space
For a period of 10 days artists from across Europe were staying in the open house working, cooking, eating, sleeping and shearing their views on art, politics and social questions.With help and inspiration from the local market salesmen the group created simple unexpected and sometimes humorous actions, performances and installations in order to remind the costumers as well as the salesmen them shelf of the value of the market place and the people who use it as a space for social contact and a space for exchange of much more then just fruits vegetables and money


They are part of a world that is disappearing. Not in some distant lands or exotic rainforests but in the heart of Porto. The Bolhão market is dying. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but in a couple of years it will most likely be just a memory. 
A group of artist from England, Portugal, Slovenia, Belgium and Macedonia came to live in Porto for one week as part of the H.O.M.E. project supported by the European Commission. Together with local workshop participants and the people of the market they are talking, eating and creating together to explore the different perspectives of the Bolhão Market. 
Their works will be presented this Saturday morning (20. 3. 2010) in the form of an "open-air gallery" in the market itself. The really interesting stuff however will not be on the walls of the open air gallery but among the stalls and the shops of the Bolhão market. The colors, the smells, the sounds and of course the people who have... Bolhão in the Heart.

H.O.M.E. project



 Open Air Gallery in Porto

Wave merchandiser by Iskra Beličanska

Tattoo shop by Iskra Beličanska


 Drawing workshop by Iskra Belicanska




 Other activity of the first HOME open house 

such as photo, video and theater workshops, seminars, presentations, meetings and planing the  the future of HOME



Houses of Open Mobility Exchange

The main aim of the H.O.M.E. project is to formulate and establish an independent network of “Open Houses” which will provide the basis for a new type of self-organized informal artistic mobility model. Overwhelming bureaucracy and a rigid structure of classical mobility schemes with the resulting limited reach, unsustainability and lack of potential for organic growth are among the main restraints that the H.O.M.E. project is designed to avoid. H.O.M.E is a low budget, economical mobility model designed by artists for artists through which they can support each other directly and independently, traveling, establishing long lasting connections, living and working together...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010