The Artist and the Stone (Porto sessions)


Workshop running from October 13 – 29th, 2014 in the Auditorium of the Cooperativa dos Pedreiros, Porto
Giuliana Racco and Matteo Guidi conducted this workshopresidency connected to the main themes of The Artist and the Stone, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Cooperativa dos Pedreiros, within the framework of The Technical Unconscious Porto Soft Control Residency and Exibition project.


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The Porto Sessions hinged on the (delayed) arrival of sample stones shipped from the West Bank – displaced resources caught in international red tape. The movement of the sample was the pretext for an analysis of four cardinal points – context, value, desire and constraint – with a mixed group of participants – sculpture students from the Faculty of Fine Art of the University of Porto and professional school students coming from former Portuguese colonies.
 The auditorium was opened to the public during the last week of the workshop and the results of the process were presented therein.


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