Commissioned by Primosfera
Architecture by Manuel Aires Mateus
Video (and frame stills) by Vladimir Leopoldo

Creative Direction by Pacifica
A site-specific artwork to live inside a beautifully restored 19th-century building that stands on the border between the cosmopolitanism of Avenida da Liberdade and the authenticity of a traditional Lisbon bairro.

Hand drawn directly on brass, the artwork features fragmented memories from the immediate urban surroundings.

Ink on brass sheets
Approx 3 x 1,5 m | 10 x 5 ft 

“It is this spirit of the promenade, of the notion of losing and finding oneself in the city, that the artist Vasco Mourão has revived, like a flâneur sauntering across the Portuguese cobbles under the shade of the trees, past kiosks, pavement cafés, neoclassical theatres and Art Nouveau buildings.”

“Based on these wanderings, using a marker and seven concave pieces of brass, the artist has created the existing city and an imagined version of it, reproducing trajectories and facades that change depending on the angle from which the panel is viewed.”

“The three-dimensional artwork, a jewel on which the city’s face has been drawn, can be seen in the building’s lobby, which brings the spirit of the age of the bairro and the capital into the interior of 21 Barata Salgueiro.“

By Primosfera