sentido improvável by samuel gapp and joão ghira
25TH > 26TH AUGUST 2023 I CISTERN FACULTY FINE ARTS
Sentido Improvável work by Samuel Gapp and João Ghira which will take place in the form of 3 public performances lasting approximately one hour each.
The body of work will be presented between 25.08 and 26.08 at the Cisterna do Convento de S. Francisco (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon). The venue has limited capacity, so you can book the most convenient time/performance via the link: https://forms.gle/N8MYJS5U1wNsvVWVA
As part of his master’s degree in composition, Samuel Gapp has been conducting research on perspectives on the creative process in music, focusing on the intermediate area between improvisation and written composition. In this context, he invites João Ghira to think about composition in an unprecedented creation. For 5 months the duo has been involved in a theoretical and physical body of work that encounters the artists’ ways of doing. The work presented defines a path that dialogues with the public, involving it in a game of illusory decision and control. The components of interactivity are essential to the essence of the piece, which is constructed in real-time, with each performance becoming a premiere.
The exhibition features a broad group of artists and thinkers from different origins, with whom we have the pleasure and privilege to work:
Eva Aguilar (cello)
Pedro Massarrão (cello)
Afonso Gaspar (flute)
Mariana Dionísio (voice)
Tiago Mourato (clarinet)
Honza Michálek (saxophone)
Miguel Cardoso (tuba)
Inês Zinho (performer)
Filming and editing: Marco Sardinha, Hugo Nunes, Kenny Gad
Samuel Gapp, born in Germany, has developed musical, interdisciplinary and educational works, linked to improvisation and written composition. Active as a pianist and composer on the contemporary scene, he has collaborated with multiple artists and institutions in artistic and educational initiatives. His work has been awarded in Portugal in recent years.
João Ghira, born in Portugal, has developed work in the visual arts, his practice is nourished by different areas of interest and research such as psychology, philosophy and literature. Object making has not been serial or strict to a single form of communication over the years. His work demonstrates a semiosis between painting and sculpture, exploring the boundaries of the two-dimensional entity of surfaces.