Empty mountain, swollen coastline.
In a flash (30 years? 40 years?), Quarteira: from poor fishing village to "referenced tourism centre".
The fishermen sold the sand and so the villas were born and then the little skyscrapers. Money and sand, sand and money.
In Quarteira the buildings are all much taller than the buildings in the neighbourhood where I live in Lisbon.
To get to Quarteira I pass by the golf course, by the golf outlet and by the high slides of the water park, from which the cheering population throws itself.
I leave Quarteira on foot, along the Dunes Path, and in 15 minutes I arrive at the Cristiano Ronaldo store in the Vilamoura Marina.
Rich Bread: Vale de Lobo and Vilamoura. Quarteira is the filling of a sandwich, the sandwich of € 10 million.
The invasion of the crowd happened a long time ago here.
Conception and Performance
Photos and Video
Hugo Coelho and Vera Mantero
Lighting Design and operation
Hugo Coelho – Aldeia da Luz
Text excerpts from
Ramalho Ortigão, Raúl Brandão and Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, with adaptions by Vera Mantero and Tiago Barbosa
DeVIR/CaPA and Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Culturgest
O Rumo do Fumo
Alexandra Gonçalves, Antonieta Rita, Daniel Neagoe, Flávio Rita, Gabriel Almeida, Hélder Rita, João dos Santos, Luís Romão, Margarida Santos, Nuno Graça, Rui Alves and Tiago Barbosa
A commission from “Encontros do DeVIR” by DeVIR/CAPa.