Festival: ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish’ at the Museum of Natural History, Porto, δημοσίευση CLOT Magazine [26/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
The Galeria Municipal do Porto presents exhibitions that reflect on recent trends in contemporary artistic and discursive production; they aim to promote research, exchange and dissemination of ideas stimulating a debate surrounding the arts. Furthermore, this weekend, November 26 and 27, at the Hall of Biodiversity – Ciência Viva Center | Museum of Natural History of the University of Porto, Portugal, they run The Shape of a Circle in the Dream of a Fish*, a festival that investigates the role dreams play in our lives.
The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish series is curated by the founder of the General Ecology project and ecology strategic advisor at the Serpentine Gallery, Lucia Pietroiusti, and the Artistic Director of Galeria Municipal do Porto Filipa Ramos.
If we know that the average human has between three and eight dreams per night, how many are the interspecies dreams that shape our world’s nights? Do fish dream of themselves? Do butterflies have lucid dreams? Is electric sheep what androids really dream of? The Shape of a Circle in the Dream of a Fish dwells in those spiritual, creative and scientific practices that invite us to re-evaluate how we share this planet with all creatures and life forms. It celebrates the relationship between magic and science as complementary modes of discovering, understanding, and shaping the world, ourselves and others.