What impact has the use of the face mask had on the pandemic? How many smiles and kisses were lost?
How many words were silenced?
And how many stories have been left untold?
The face mask is a symbol of the isolation we experienced during the pandemic. "Portraits of the Mask" is its artistic expression.
"Portraits of the Mask" is a project developed as a part of Faro's Candidature to the European Capital of Culture 2027, with the participation of photographer Vasco Célio, the 13-year-old multidisciplinary young artist, Matilde Valério, as well as the collaboration of students from the Performing Arts and Contemporary Dance course of Tomás Cabreira Secondary School and the senior and international theatre group Aperitivo.
Until November 12th, visitors to Forum Algarve have the opportunity to enjoy the documental look by Vasco Célio, the poetic texts by Matilde Valério and listen to the different readings (in Portuguese and English) by the actors who, in a joint intergenerational artistic work, reveal the stories of ordinary people from faces.
Date: until 12th of November
Time: during working hours of the shopping centre
Entry: free of charge
Location: Forum Algarve (Faro), 1st Floor of the Shopping Centre (on the opposite of the Mango shop)