website of Maria Lusitano
Visual Artist, Lecturer
"There is only one question: how to love this world." Mary Oliver
Drawing project of artist Maria Lusitano
0 % of main goal of 10 000 Euros
WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?
The project explores Atlantis (described by various esotericists as an advanced society holding mystical wisdom.
Atlantis is a "fictional" island, firstly mentioned by Plato in his work “Timaeus and Critias”. The city supposedly sunk under the Atlantic Ocean, and its secret wisdom has been explored and described by mystics throughout times, such as Theosophist Helena Blavatsky and Rudolf Steiner, the famous philosopher who founded Anthroposophy and The Waldorf School Movement. These and others, have chronicled Atlantis as an advanced and utopian society holding wisdom that could bring world peace.
Atlantis has thus captivated dreamers, occultists and New Agers for the past 200 years. All these have claimed to access it, through various kinds of mystical practices, taking place in little groups in various places in the world.
My aim with this project, is to narrate this story through drawing,
and an installation with drawings, codexes and objects rereating the room of an esotericist exploring Atlantis and mystical wisdom.
The money would allow me to dedicate myself for one year to this project.
A thank you in the credits of the exhibition and artist book
A thank you in the credits of the exhibition and artist book and a signed serigraphy A5, edition of 50 copies.
A thank you in the credits of the exhibition and artist book and a signed serigraphy A4, edition of 50 copies.
WHO AM I ?
I am Maria Lusitano, a Portuguesa Artist, that maybe some of you know. My career began in 2002, and since then I have exhibited que eu exponho Internacionalmente, tendo uma carreira internacional. Trabalho com o medium de filmes de artista, desenho, colagem e livros de artista. Tenho obras em várias colecções Portuguesas tais como:
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Também coleccionadores privados (Presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa e outros) e em colecções internacionais tais como:
MoMA (Nova Iorque)
Museu Victoria and Albert (Londres) e muitos outros.
My practice uses experimental storytelling to create immersive installations, assembling artist films, collage, drawings, artist books, as elements of the study rooms of the peculiar characters of my narratives. My projects are inspired by research about a particular historical personality and/or event, which serves as a triggering point to approach the topics of consciousness, mysticism, psychic abilities, enlightenment and dreams. My artist films and performances, which are part of the installations, provide the viewers with the various points of view and deeper layers of meaning of my open narratives.
Original Drawing tailored to the supporter: Their Psychic Portrait
A signed copy of the artist book, edition of 20 copies and an original drawing tailored to the supporter: Their Psychic Portrait
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE ?
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE ?
Se me quiserem ajudar a construir este meu sonho de me poder dedicar ao projecto Atlantis durante uns meses, podem contribuir de várias maneiras.
Em contrapartida, terão direito a uma obra de arte da minha autoria, com valor comercial.
Podem escolher contribuir através de Paypal (as varias alternativas estão dispostas na margem direita) ou transferencia para a minha conta bancária.
Name of bank: BANCO POPULAR PORTUGAL, S.A.
Address of bank: LISBON RUA RAMALHO ORTIGAO 51 FLOOR 3 109
Address of payee: Praca Duque de Saldanha 31B, 1050-094 LISBOA, Portugal
Por favor, digam-me por email que tipo de apoio optam, através do meu email!