Concurrently: ode, elegy, satyre, Boeing Nº 737-800 in F♯m awakes and takes off, lands and falls asleep, in
between cold sweats and time zones. Triangulating the distance from ground to body, moving though still, to
sun, blinding though eyeless, amidst a text searching for sense in an economy of simulations, value
suspended 38000 feet above the ground.
The anatomy of the world’s most popular commercial airplane serves as test tube to rehearse, under the common denominator of a possible fall, a motley set of anxieties, crossing borders, with and without passport. Mirror-play, annotated between the internal voice of a passenger, by the window, their dialogue with the Sun and a chorus of various interjections, from cockpit to exhaust pipe.
The text printed in the pages of this inflight magazine was first presented as a live performance, at Culturgest Porto, between the 16th and 20th of September, 2020.
The publication is on sale for £5 (plus shipping) and all proceeds will be donated to Solidariedade Imigrante, an association defending the rights of
immigrants in Portugal.
On Sunday, September 27th, it was launched at the 6th edition of the Artist Self-Publishers' Fair, presented entirely online for the first time, in association with the ICA.
You can purchase the book via Paypal. Choose from the shipping options below:
The book is available for purchase locally at:
Matéria Prima, Porto
Livraria ZDB, Lisboa
After 8 Books, Paris
Good Press, Glasgow
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam
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TEXT, PRODUCTION AND DIRECTION
Carminda Soares, Inês Zinho Pinheiro, João Reis Moreira, MariaMiguel Rodrigues, Odete, Sara Fonseca da Graça
Gonçalo Lamas (16F), Odete (Sun), Céu Costa (16D), Leonor Coelho (Lucas), Mafalda Lamas Pacheco, Paulo Santos (Flight attendants), Alex, Isabel Albuquerque, Caterina Avataneo, Daria Blum, Guendalina Cerruti, Virginia Cimino, Ruth Angel Edwards, Pedro Ferreira, Sofia Ferreira, Adam Ghallagher, Tabitha Haynes, Jess Heritage, Olive Kan, Kybor Karlsen, Lúcia Lamas, Duarte Martins, Pedro Martins, Arménio Pacheco, Sofia Rodrigues, Mary Vetisse, Joshua Waterson, Andrew Wyatt (Other passengers).
Gonçalo Lamas e João Polido Gomes
João Polido Gomes
FABRICATION AND INSTALL
Bruno Cancela, Pedro Ferreira, Vitor Soares
Inês Mena Silva
Max Ryan, 'Tech', originally designed for Scripted Space
Gonçalo Lamas and Inês Mena Silva with ‘Inverted World Map’ by Frans Blok
Performance venue kindly provided by
With support from Câmara Municipal do
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