Lavrar o Mira e a Lagoa and Lavrar o Mar are sister cultural projects, linked by a common heritage: intertwining land and water through the art and creating moments with images that will remain in our eyes for a long time.
This changing of the seasons offers projects by artists that are more like the migrations of birds, who fly from a mountainous and Atlantic Algarve to a coastal Alentejo, both undergoing galloping transformation.
But there are also distinct projects in each territory, which will make audiences go in search of unique experiences of wonder in this time of impossibilities. These are the motor-objects, the driving forces, of this programming, and there are two: BALSAM, on the Algarve side, and BOWING, on the Alentejo side. BALSAM soothes us with the mysteries of the alchemy of the palate in Aljezur; and BOWING assails us with the question of the Eastern world that rewrites the history of Alentejo, in this case in São Teotónio. The latter is a two-year project that tries to work the coming together of West and East, through an artistic contact between the two parts that make up this equation: the people of Alentejo and the 13,000 migrant workers coming mainly from India, Nepal and Bangladesh, who come with the hope of finding a better life among us.