TEMPS D'IMAGES 2020
There is still time.
We’ve now been able to put together what we previously cancelled, with what we anticipated for this period of time.
In our world, better still, in our worlds and those of others, everything seems/seemed to have changed substantially and at the same time – strangely – so many things repeating themselves, for good and for ill.
We wanted to return by presenting the work of all the artists, who were able to maintain their pieces alive and aware, “live”. We will be more contained in how we proceed but we resist and insist: we know that the collaborative work and investment – by artists, partners who host and finance us and the public from the past, future and present, give meaning to a reunion which, by virtue of being here and now, never repeats itself.
Let’s prepare this festival together so that it will bear fruit. Let’s indulge.
In the year it comes of age, Temps d’Images enters “adulthood” without a birthday party.
We prepared everything for the new cycle, dividing the festival into two stages, so as to concentrate on the city´s cultural landscape and take advantage of the nice weather, to show pieces which the climate had not permitted thus far.
Even before the bad news in the form of a virus, we asked ourselves if it made sense to associate the new calendar with the seasons, and what it was we meant by “good” and “bad weather”.
We now present the first part of our programme, which we will cancel. We want to present it nevertheless because, even with regards to the several world premieres, the work is in its final stretch. The greatest investment has already been made. The artists have already done what they had to do and our other partners welcomed those proposals with dedication, and invested as well. Thank you to everyone.
As it happens, we now know that we will have to do more. We will have to join forces to be able to show the pieces in suspension, and try to merge them in the second stage of this TdI. It will be better still, if we can rethink objectives, scales, purposes and interests.
When it began, 17 editions ago, as a European programming network, we could not have known that Lisbon would be the place where a festival with these characteristics would survive. Afterwards, we understood that we could keep going, keeping the context, changes, the senses, needs and possibilities in mind.
Is there still time? We shall see.
April 8th 2020
António Câmara Manuel
Graphic Design and Website
Promotional Video and Social Networks
Bruno José Silva
DuplaCena & Horta Seca