Moving towards its third edition Ponto d'Orvalho is a regenerative space, of creation and renewal, a field to explore the dynamic transformations of the environment and their impact on our collective future and on its social structures.
Different artistic disciplines come together with the intention of producing transformative experiences and creating receptive modes of perception and participation.
The festival brings together artists, speakers, farmers, cooks, philosophers, activists, local experts and cultural mobilizers focused on encouraging transformation and creating new narratives that allow us to envision a more sustainable future.
Previous editions have featured artists such as Lula Pena, Stav Yeini, António Poppe, Laila Sakini, Norberto Lobo, Inês Tartaruga Água, Marta Wengorovius, Marc Leiber, Evy Jokhova, Xavier Paes, Piny Orchidaceae or Ari.You.Ok, among others.
For the 2022 edition, Ponto d'Orvalho keeps the principle of creating a hybrid and multiform arts-in-landscape program, with national and international artistic proposals that seek to address environmental issues and ecological awareness through art and culture: concerts, visual arts, performances, holistic practices, talks, workshops, dj sets, nature walks and performative meals.
At times of social and ecological instability, we welcome a trans-generational audience that seeks to relate to the environment in a regenerative and sustainable way, through the sharing of knowledge, artistic and collective practices.
Ponto d'Orvalho is curated by Joana Kramer Horta, Leonor Carrilho and Sérgio Hydalgo AND this festival is an initiative of the cultural association ponto d’orvalho.
Ponto d’Orvalho 2022 will continue its ongoing exploration to create a new learning site. In the form of a multidisciplinary festival, this year’s program aims to create new sustainable spaces for life through artistic practices and mutual exchange of knowledge, in a continuous reflection and celebration of collective transformation.
In present ecological mutations, where we prepare for long, hot, and dry summers, highly degraded soils and continuous unmeasured water consumption. We address the importance of learning new ways to inhabit Earth and generate alternatives that respond to the environmental crisis and the territorial unbalance.
How can we act in order to be useful towards the living system of which we are part of?
In response to climate change denial, this year our motto is to think like a forest. To listen and work with nature in a collaborative network through which knowledge, resources and ideas create a wider ecosystem for living and working in community.
Observing the intelligence of a successful agroforestry project and looking at the collaboration of trees as a metaphor. The same way nature can regenerate, societies also have the immense capability to adapt, regenerate and transform towards a common and more loving future.
Our festival brings together artists, scientists, farmers, cooks, philosophers, activists and local experts which are interested in fostering transformation and create new narratives which help us to envision a more sustainable future. The project proposes disciplinary intersection with the intention of producing transformative and collaborative experiences.
This year's edition will take place September 16, 17 and 18 at Herdade do Barrocal de Baixo, Montemor-o-Novo and the confirmed artists and speakers are: António Mira • Chima Hiro • Coby Sey • Regional Women's Choir Ecos do Monte • Diogo Noronha • Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida • Duarte Valadares • Gabriela Albergaria • Hatis Noit • Inês Neto dos Santos • Inês Tartaruga Água • Isabel Costa • Marc Leiber • Peter Bastiaan • Violeta Azevedo • Xavier Paes
Ponto d’Orvalho’s program pursues a sense of experimentation that is noticed not only by some of the names that are part of this edition, but also by the way these and other artists present themselves at the festival, with hybrid proposals and unexpected formats, thought for the context and that contribute to collective reflection. From the merging of these elements and the crossing of disciplines, we invite proposals that enhance new perceptions and meanings, that through voice, touch, sound, food, movement, nature, and territory, surprise, confront, and comfort us.
[The title is a reference to the book ‘Thinking Like a Mountain’ by Aldo Leopold]
Fore more info HERE.