Distrito / Concelho: Guarda, Gouveia
Year project started?: 2011
– Available land around this project.
– Open to sharing land.
In 2009 I came here with a project. Now I run an operation.
After spending five years adjusting, experimenting, observing, dealing with shit, getting really poor, going to hell and back, I am finally in full action and consolidating all life layers with the zillion projects and mini-projects, in the process of gathering a crew.
I feel like a general and my army is not warriors, but spaces, dynamics, objects for living and materials for creating. it is also composed of the energy available – counting on my own and whatever it atracts.
So… after toying with concepts for a long time I came up with one that can contains all others
A GALLERY. A place to look at precious items – a space for visions – for sitting down and contemplating,
and then there is all that can derive or support the GALLERY: living spaces, reserves, showrooms, workshops, film festivals, music, theater and all show, etc, etc. Unlimited licence to create.
The business part is secondary and it does not appear to me as business at all.
The primary intent of the GALLERY is to present all items are considered precious. Some belong to private collections, some may be available to go the value/price of an item is the result of an elaborate equation with all factors considered (ex. timing, purpose, buyer’s situation, etc etc). As I organize the whole operation around the concept of gallery, accommodation, places to eat, space for library, etc… it all makes more sense and reduces my private space needs to a closed and comfortable cell with room for music and computer.
The land can already offer accommodation for tents and a couple of vehicles with many possible and easy to prepare different parking spots.
Compost loo is a need that will happen when there is the right input, lots of materials to do all
Is it a community? Is it a farm? Is it a palace?
It can be all that but the mains project is CENTRO CULTURAL/SCHOOL OF ART/NEWCOMER’S STARTING PLACE/ ENCHANTED ISLAND LIKE THING/GALLERY/ …