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The 5th edition of Mexe proposes a meeting with several ways to produce “the common” now. In times of blurring of the essential, of fabricated realities and multiple crises, confusion takes hold strategically and brings with it the fear that dominates our daily lives. The invitation to MEXER (move) in "common" for a week invites us to question the rigid normative life logics that are presented to us as unique paths to the deadlocks we live as a human collective. Our focus is the "common", the way to construct it in a participated logic, generating alternatives that are apparently "impossible", but that become possible in the face of breathing and deciding dispel confusion. We are seduced by diversity, the constructive confrontation, the horizontal and responsible relationships for stimulating human evolution and democracy, which is in a very fragile state these days. 
We take risks, in content and shape, with a programming that tries to speak from the realities and not about them. We take risks, trying to overcome fears and experiencing based on the power of being collective. We risk with citizens, artists, local communities, several collectives, formal and informal partners. We risk inviting you to unexpected meetings that cross: people that would not meet in any other way, the material and immaterial, the visible and the invisible, the local and the global, the public and the private and distinct areas. We risk the cooperation with 34 partners, calling more than 400 people from 27 groups of 6 countries to 70 activities in 21 transversal spaces in the entire city. We risk because we do it together and because we see life as a continuous celebration.
In an integrating coming and going between the city centre and the periphery, this edition belongs to everyone who wants to MOVE, with particular emphasis to young people, the programming in public spaces and the thriving African, Latin American and South European artistic creation. We deepen and build new complicity relationships with national and international partners, which are vital for the accomplishment of this edition.
In the field of thought, “the common” embodies a joint and unusual organization between 9 entities of higher education, Portuguese and from foreign, with the participation of more than 100 researchers, in the 3rd edition of EIRPAC (International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices). Together we have created Mexe Casa, a proposal of proximity experience for non-residents of Porto that includes accommodation, food and access to the programming. We propose the implementation of Mexe Praça, which expresses itself from a fundamental meeting point between this week’s key players at Jardim de São Lázaro (St. Lazare Garden), with a daily musical proposal at night and the production of a fanzine, answering the urgency to register the daily life of these days. This space will also receive the great Parade that closes this edition, which will include all the participating groups. Finally, Mexe Cidade invites structures and collectives of the city from different areas that want to be associated to this discussion within its usual scope of action. In this edition, we keep most of the programming with free access and Portuguese Sign Language interpretation, strengthening our concern about democratisation and cultural democracy as processes still to be completed.
We meet at the risk, in what there is still to build, in the body to body, in the face of fear and in the space of an artistic creation that is from everyone and to everyone. This is our commitment, continuing to face the inconvenience like a catalyst to the production of “the common” which is so necessary, specifically in times of confusion. We are enlightened by the contradictory, diversity and multiple perspectives. We are summoned to inhabit the uncertain as a terrain aerated to creation and production of new configurations of artistic creation, programming, political and ways of life. We are thankful for the opportunity to be together and for the reality of building other ways to live the city, even if only for one week, as a training that prepares us to resist those days that are not “common” yet.
We are MOVING!

Hugo Cruz
Artistic director
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13 sep.
19:00
Cinema Trindade
PELE (Portugal)
PELE (Portugal) @ Cinema Trindade
Mexe – Cidade, Corpo Coletivo (Premiere)

This documentary revisits the past and implements Mexe’s present. It reveals the invisible of the collective processes that support and inspire its several and complementary actions. The proposal of the directors focuses on the crossing of several actors of this construction in which the city is based, in the collaborative action and in the development of implied aesthetics. Since 2011 and over the five editions, Mexe has become an unavoidable space, both national and international, in the context of contemporary participative artistic practices. These are the multiple paths that are unveiled in this Mexe - Cidade, Corpo Coletivo (City, Collective Body)
Directing and editing: João Miguel Ferreira and Patrícia Poção
Approx. duration: 25 min.

Commented by Maria Vlachou (Acesso Cultura)

13 sep.
20:00
Cinema Trindade
Circular - Associação Cultural (Portugal)
Circular - Associação Cultural (Portugal) @ Cinema Trindade
Revoada
Revoada results of the will to facilitate the access to the thought of Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio. We roam through the paths of education, art and citizenship. We change the place of something installed out of habit and that stopped challenging us. We make way to wonder, we rekindle questions, the thought and the action.
Directing and assembly: Eva Ventura Ângelo 
Special participation: Magda Henriques
Approx. duration: 47 min.

With presence of Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio




14 sep.
19:00
Associação de Moradores da Lomba
Artemrede (Portugal)
Artemrede (Portugal) @ Associação de Moradores da Lomba
Histórias em viagem 

Portrait of the show Histórias em Viagem, that cia Radar 360º created for Artemrede in the scope of the Odisseia project. Directed by João Bento, it has testimonies of a travelling show that combined street arts, music, dance and cinema.

Directing and assembly: João Bento
Approx. duration: 61 min.

Project financed by the PARTIS initiative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

14 sep.
20:30
Associação de Moradores da Lomba
Baal 17 (Portugal)
Baal 17 (Portugal) @ Associação de Moradores da Lomba

Caminho Real – uma viagem de e no encontro com a comunidade

Documentary about the project Caminho Real, directed by Baal17 - Theatre Company with the Theatre Workshop of Serpa and the local community. It brought together around 100 participants on stage with the purpose of uniting the community around the Theatre, to celebrate their identity and to open paths through Culture.

Direction: Mairea Buenaventura and Sebastián Reyne/Locas Producciones
Approx. duration: 30 min.




15 sep.
16:00
Casa d´Artes do Bonfim
Triumph’arte – Grupo de Teatro Comunitário de Esposende (Portugal)
Triumph’arte – Grupo de Teatro Comunitário de Esposende (Portugal) @ Casa d´Artes do Bonfim

Tu e Eu, e agora?

Adolescence is a phase of big changes, we are no longer children but we are not adults yet. Our body changes, it suffers thousands of transformations, our feelings are always in a constant turmoil. And there is such an avalanche of emotions that it makes us wonder: what is this I’m feeling? Is it right? Is sexuality simply a natural part of who we are or can we choose it? Should we feel ashamed and hide our sexuality or live it freely and proudly? Should we listen and follow what family, friends and society defend or should we be loyal to what we feel? We are growing and discovering new feelings and confusion invades us.

Collective creation
Orientation by Susana Madeira
Approx. duration: 60 min.

Project sponsored by Esposende City Hall

15 sep.
17:00
Casa d´Artes do Bonfim
NTO Porto / PELE (Portugal)
NTO Porto / PELE  (Portugal) @ Casa d´Artes do Bonfim

#nãoénão (Premiere)

Show from Forum Theatre, integrated in the project Enxoval: Tempo e Espaço de Resistência, which proposes a reflection and discussion about stereotypes of gender and sexual harassment. It was created by a group of teenagers from their own stories and everyday lives, this show unveils the urgency of a collective action to change behaviours regarding discrimination.

Collective creation
Guidance: Maria João Mota and Wellington Oliveira
Approx. duration: 50 min.

Project sponsored by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation through the PARTIS initiative

15 sep.
19:00
Cinema Trindade
Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona (Espanha)
Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona (Espanha) @ Cinema Trindade

Art i Part, Local Programme for community arts creation (Estreia Nacional)

ART i PART wants to bring value to the different day-to-day life, the stories, the characters and the interests of each neighbourhood in the city. It promotes participative artistic creations in which the local people work together with artists.

Direction: Raimon Fransoy and Xavier Puig
Approx. duration: 28 min.

With presence of Eva Garcia (Comuart)

15 sep.
19:45
Cinema Trindade
Isabela Umbunzeiro (Brasil)
Isabela Umbunzeiro (Brasil) @ Cinema Trindade

Incomuns (National premiere)

As the outcome of a collaborative process, the documentary accompanies experiences of artistic and cultural collectives in the city of São Paulo that involve communities and different people, highlighting how they create interactions in the city and experiments of the common.

Directors: Isabela Umbuzeiro Valent and Fábio Ranzani de Paiva
Approx. duration: 30 min.
The documentary was created by a Collaborative Audiovisual Workshop.

15 sep.
20:35
Cinema Trindade
Francisco Morgan (Portugal)
Francisco Morgan (Portugal) @ Cinema Trindade

Trabalha, Trabalha!

The documentary Trabalha, Trabalha! reveals the look built by the director from the follow up of the continuous project Lida - Conhece o meu vizinho?, a production from Porto Municipal Theatre. With artistic direction of Hugo Cruz and scenography by Hugo Ribeiro, the proposal invited neighbouring shopkeepers to the Theatre to envisage their daily workplaces from another angle.

Direction: Francisco Morgan
Approx. duration: 28 min.


* All documentaries are followed by a conversation.

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16 sep.
09:30
FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices @ FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Co-organisation between PELE, Centro de História da Arte e Investigação da Universidade de Évora, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação em Comunicações Aplicadas e Novas Tecnologias da Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradução da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa e Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
16 sep.
14:00
FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices @ FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Co-organisation between PELE, Centro de História da Arte e Investigação da Universidade de Évora, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação em Comunicações Aplicadas e Novas Tecnologias da Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradução da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa e Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
16 sep.
17:30
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
PELE (Portugal)
PELE (Portugal) @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Enxoval, um bordado a muitas mãos (Premiere)

Enxoval (layette) as a social representation of the feminine condition. A heritage of objects, affections and behaviours that crosses different generations of women. Chests that are opened as creation and exploration spaces for the feminine heritage and white sheets that become flags. This installation proposes the creation of a feminist embroidery, sewn by several hands of women and men along Mexe’s week.

Collective creation
Artistic Direction: Inês Lapa and Maria João Mota
Project financed by the PARTIS initiative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

* presentations on 17 and 20 September from 15PM

16 sep.
17:45
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Official opening of Mexe
Official opening of Mexe @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Approx. duration: 15 min.
16 sep.
18:00
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Vladimir Safatle (Brasil)
Vladimir Safatle (Brasil) @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Um comum para além do humano

Os limites da humanidade são os limites do meu mundo. (The limits of humanity are the limits of my world) This proposition could express the type of metaphysical dogma that defines our identify horizon, with its dichotomies between the humanity and the animality, between humanity and inhumanity. At this conference, I would like to insist in the way your identification with the inhumane figures can break the illusions of autonomy, identity and unity that define the limits of our actual shapes of life.

Presentation of the book "Embodying the impossible: The sense of dialectics from Theodor Adorno"

Speaker: Vladimir Safatle
Approx. duration: 60 min.

* This discussion integrates the Conference Cycle - Do Comum promoted by Universidade Lusófona do Porto
*Show with Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation

16 sep.
19:00
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
PELE (Portugal)
PELE (Portugal) @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

ilha-jardim

ilha-jardim stages new ways to fill in the space that is common to us. An essay about populating non-existent places and transform the usual places, in a projection of the garden as “an island suspended from the world, so the world is more like it should be”.

Collective creation
Artistic Direction: Inês Lapa
Approx. duration: 70 min.

16 sep.
21:00
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

16 sep.
21:30
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Choir of Fundação Manuel António da Mota (Portugal)
Choir of Fundação Manuel António da Mota (Portugal) @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

The Choir of FMAM promotes the sharing of experiences, not only of the stage, between members of different communities - a principle that, in some of their performances, reaches musical genres, with a recognizable repertoire that merges rock, pop, Portuguese music, in humorous versions.

Artistic Direction: Tiago Oliveira
Performers: Senior Choir of Fundação Manuel António da Mota
Approx. duration: 30 min.

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17 sep.
09:30
FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices @ FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Co-organisation between PELE, Centro de História da Arte e Investigação da Universidade de Évora, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação em Comunicações Aplicadas e Novas Tecnologias da Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradução da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa e Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
17 sep.
14:00
FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices @ FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Co-organisation between PELE, Centro de História da Arte e Investigação da Universidade de Évora, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação em Comunicações Aplicadas e Novas Tecnologias da Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradução da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa e Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
17 sep.
17:00
Estação de Comboio de Campanhã
Colectivo Suspeito (Portugal)
Colectivo Suspeito (Portugal) @ Estação de Comboio de Campanhã

Each Other: (Un) Balance (Premiere)

In a sound, physical and visual experience, under an unstable mechanical artifact, a dependent, frontal and tense relationship is established. (UN) BALANCED demonstrates that balance results from a harmonious relationship between the parties, displacing the viewer from his usual role and making him an active part of the performance.

Authorship: Colectivo Suspeito, Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares and Rita Vilhena
Duration approx.. 90 min (5 min cycles)
Support: Infraestruturas de Portugal

17 sep.
18:00
Biblioteca da Fundação de Serralves
Coletiva Ocupação (Brasil)
Coletiva Ocupação (Brasil) @ Biblioteca da Fundação de Serralves

Corpo, Arte e Escola (Body, Art and School)

In 2015, São Paulo was the stage of a strong student movement named “Secundaristas” (high school students) in response to the closure of several schools, among other causes. In that moment, the students proposed the reformulation of the functioning of the school environments through concrete actions. ColetivA Ocupação arises from this movement, from these insurgent and constructive bodies, summarizing an emergency proposal of other possibilities. This discussion crosses the voices of the students that lived these occupations and that will present at Mexe the show Quando Quebra Queima with the perspectives of the academy and the Portuguese educational policies. 

 
Speakers: ColectivA Ocupação (Brazil); José Carlos Paiva (FBAUP); Isabel Menezes (FPCEUP); Denise Pollini (Educational Service of Fundação de Serralves), João Miguel Gonçalves (DGEstE Norte) and Hugo Cruz (Mexe).
Approx. duration: 75 min.


Co-production with the Educational Service of Fundação de Serralves
* With Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation

17 sep.
21:00
Associação Moradores do Bairro Social da Pasteleira
Basket Beat Orquestra (Espanha)
Basket Beat Orquestra (Espanha) @ Associação Moradores do Bairro Social da Pasteleira

Bots pel canvi (National Premiere)

In Bots pel canvi, Basket Beat Orchestra brings to the stage their most classic theme songs: the “I” and the “we”, the interaction with others through the immediacy of social media and of conflict and the different ways to face it.

Artistic Direction: David Martínez
Performers: Josep Mª Aragay, Oumayma El Hichou, Anamí Freitas, Rubén Gómez, Raúl Pérez, David Sitges-Sardà, Roger Sans-Guimerà
Approx. duration: 60 min.

Support: Mostra Espanha 2019 / Ministério de Cultura y Deporte
Limited capacity 

 

17 sep.
22:00
Associação Moradores do Bairro Social da Pasteleira
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Associação Moradores do Bairro Social da Pasteleira

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

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18 sep.
09:30
FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices @ FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Co-organisation between PELE, Centro de História da Arte e Investigação da Universidade de Évora, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação em Comunicações Aplicadas e Novas Tecnologias da Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradução da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa e Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
18 sep.
14:00
FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices
EIRPAC – International Meeting of Reflection on Community Artistic Practices @ FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Co-organisation between PELE, Centro de História da Arte e Investigação da Universidade de Évora, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação em Comunicações Aplicadas e Novas Tecnologias da Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradução da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa e Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
18 sep.
17:00
Estação Metro Trindade
Colectivo Suspeito (Portugal)
Colectivo Suspeito (Portugal) @ Estação Metro Trindade

Each Other: (Un) Balance (Premiere)

In a sound, physical and visual experience, under an unstable mechanical artifact, a dependent, frontal and tense relationship is established. (UN) BALANCED demonstrates that balance results from a harmonious relationship between the parties, displacing the viewer from his usual role and making him an active part of the performance.

Authorship: Colectivo Suspeito, Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares and Rita Vilhena
Duration approx.. 90 min (5 min cycles)
Support: Infraestruturas de Portugal

18 sep.
18:00
99 Colored Socks (Rua São Vítor)
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal)
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal) @ 99 Colored Socks (Rua São Vítor)

Arte e Esperança: Percursos da iniciativa PARTIS (Book presentation)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation started PARTIS (Artistic Practices for Social Inclusion) in 2013 which has achieved three editions, up to now. This book integrates the legacy of some of the projects supported in a retrospective viewpoint of the work developed, drawing conclusions related to the ethical, aesthetical and efficiency dimensions for the development of the present and future of this area strongly expanding.

With: Luís Jerónimo (Director of the Social Cohesion and Integration Program from Gulbenkian) and Hugo Cruz (Release Coordination) and João Pedro Vaz (A Oficina).
Approx. duration: 60 min.

* With Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation

18 sep.
21:00
Lavadouro das Fontaínhas
Tânia Dinis (Portugal)
Tânia Dinis (Portugal) @ Lavadouro das Fontaínhas

Viajar no tempo dos outros _ Fontainhas (Premiere)

Viajar no tempo dos outros – Fontaínhas intends to provide the spectator a familiar meeting. From a small creative laboratory, a group of residents and former residents of Fontaínhas will revisit visual documents, in a journey that intends to revisit a memory, a culture and a heritage through personal stories that pass by a time and its socio-economic context.

Creation: Tânia Dinis
Participants: Residents and former residents of Fontaínhas
Approx. duration: 40 min.

18 sep.
22:00
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
​Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

18 sep.
22:15
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
António Bukhar e Faizal Ddamba with participants of the workshop (Uganda and Portugal)
António Bukhar e Faizal Ddamba with participants of the workshop (Uganda and Portugal) @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Traditional meets Urban 

António Bukhar and Faizal Ddamba will be introducing participants to the current dance trend in their home country Uganda entitled “traditional meets Urban”. Both Artists have contributed to the rise of this phenomenon throughout their dance practice as teachers and performers.

Guidance: António Bukhar, Faizal Ddamba
Performers: participants of the workshop
Approx. duration: 30 min.

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19 sep.
16:00
Estação de S. Bento
Colectivo Suspeito (Portugal)
Colectivo Suspeito (Portugal) @ Estação de S. Bento

Each Other: (Un) Balance (Premiere)

In a sound, physical and visual experience, under an unstable mechanical artifact, a dependent, frontal and tense relationship is established. (UN) BALANCED demonstrates that balance results from a harmonious relationship between the parties, displacing the viewer from his usual role and making him an active part of the performance.

Authorship: Colectivo Suspeito, Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares and Rita Vilhena
Duration approx.. 90 min (5 min cycles)
Support: Infraestruturas de Portugal

19 sep.
17:00
Praça de Lisboa
Caterina Moroni (Itália)
Caterina Moroni (Itália) @ Praça de Lisboa

Duck March #Porto (open rehearsel)

Duck March is a city raid, a march of pregnant women.
Everywhere Duck March creates a bond with the territory, at each geographical stage people who take part of it create a unique event.

Autorship: Caterina Moroni
Performers: participants of the Duck March workshop
Approx. duration: 60 min.

* Exhibition Duck March at Mira Artes Performativas

19 sep.
18:00
99 Colored Socks (Rua São Vítor)
Mexe
Mexe @ 99 Colored Socks (Rua São Vítor)

The Common in times of confusion

This discussion proposes a meeting between the main city festivals around the theme of this edition of Mexe: the common. Starting from a brief presentation of each of the festivals, passing through their missions and specific actions, how to envision common construction relationships in a city going through a deep change?

Speakers: Cristina Grande (Serralves em Festa), Hugo Cruz (Mexe), Igor Gandra (FIMP), Gonçalo Amorim (FITEI) and Tiago Guedes (DDD)
Moderation: Mónica Guerreiro (DGARTES)
Approx. duration: 60 min.

* With Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation

19 sep.
21:00
TeCA
Kuenda Productions (Uganda)
Kuenda Productions (Uganda) @ TeCA

Empty the Space (National Premiere)

An empty space may be worthless, yet it can be; a place for creativity, a political space, a social space, a space for interaction and discussion. It can include or exclude. Small spaces could limit large opportunities while wide spaces may enhance creative thinking and action. Space can break or strengthen a person. The global space has changed, the balance has shifted.

Choreography and performance: António Bukhar Ssebuuma and Faiza M. Ddamba
Approx. duration: 60 min.

19 sep.
22:00
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

19 sep.
22:15
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
E.C.O.CERCO (Portugal)
E.C.O.CERCO (Portugal) @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

OUPA CERCO

Oupa Cerco, as the name indicates, are a collective from Cerco District (Porto). They seek to reveal, through music, that the people living there are the same as in the rest of the city. Therefore, in an artistic way, they used and use their lyrics, instrumentals and voices as the tool to destroy the walls of prejudice that exist towards those living in a social housing.

Authors: Drunk Nigga, Ric.Hard and Joca
Approx. duration: 40 min.

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20 sep.
11:00
Estação Metro Trindade
Nantea Dance (Tanzânia)
Nantea Dance (Tanzânia) @ Estação Metro Trindade

Children of the New World  

Children of the New World is a dance solo performance about child abuse choreographed and performed by Samwel Japhet. He has been working on the development of an artistic concept and expression to make the problem of child abuse more visible to the world.

Conception, choreography and performance: Samwel Japhet
Approx. duration: 15 min.

 

20 sep.
17:00
Praça de Lisboa
Caterina Moroni (Itália)
Caterina Moroni (Itália) @ Praça de Lisboa

Duck March #Porto (National Premiere)

Duck March is a city raid, a march of pregnant women.
Everywhere Duck March creates a bond with the territory, at each geographical stage people who take part of it create a unique event.

Autorship: Caterina Moroni
Performers: participants of the Duck March workshop
Approx. duration: 60 min.

* Exhibition Duck March at Mira Artes Performativas

20 sep.
17:30
Centro Educativo Santo António
Basket Beat (Espanha)
Basket Beat (Espanha) @ Centro Educativo Santo António

Presentation of the final exercise resulting from the collective creation workshop with young people, based on the intersection between music and dynamics with basketballs.

Guidance: Josep Borrás
Performers: participants of the Basket Beat workshop
Support: Mostra Espanha 2019 / Ministério de Cultura y Deportes and Laboratório de Arte e Cidadania project promoted by PELE and sponsored by the Cidadãos Ativ@s - EEA Grants program

Required registrations at encontro.mexe@gmail.com

20 sep.
21:00
TeCA
Colectivo Lisarco (Espanha)
Colectivo Lisarco (Espanha) @ TeCA

Synectikos

Synectikos as a metamorphosis, as a space in continuous transformation, capable of being all possible spaces and places.
Synectikos as what does not take place, what is not in place, and therefore, what needs to be moved to its place.
Synectikos as what does not have a place, what looks for another place to be able to "be".

Original idea and artistic direction: Colectivo Lisarco
Approx. duration: 60 min.
Support: Mostra Espanha 2019 / Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes

20 sep.
22:30
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

20 sep.
22:45
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Fado Bicha (Portugal)
Fado Bicha (Portugal) @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Concerto Solar e Lunar

Fado Bicha brings to Mexe a concert in a traditional bandstand in the oldest garden of the city. From pagan mythology to queer ontology, where light and shadow/pain and vigour/solitude and community articulate in non-exclusive languages, possibilities of expression of the same non-binary body between fear and pride.

Autorship: Lila Fadista and João Caçador
Approx. duration: 60 min.

20 sep.
23:45
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe Praça)
Saph0 & Saphadinha (Portugal/ Brasil)
Saph0 & Saphadinha (Portugal/ Brasil) @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe Praça)

Sapho & Saphadinha

In a transatlantic mix, get ready for the best and worst of PT-PT and PT-BR prom music.
Drag your feet and hold the Tchan, because tonight only ends when the Special Noise License time is over.

Duration approx.: 60min

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21 sep.
11:00
Praça dos Poveiros
Atelier Ser (Portugal)
Atelier Ser (Portugal) @ Praça dos Poveiros

Mapa de vontades

What values do we want for our street, neighbourhood, district, city, country, planet?
Mapear as vontades de um povo (mapping the wills of a people) is our way of answering this question and the motto for a collaborative art piece that temporarily transforms public space in a relationship between acting and imagining, updating a dialogue between art, culture and citizenship.

Autorship: Atelier SER - Diogo deCalle and Bruno Lavos
Approx. duration: 120 min.
Coproduction with Serviço Educativo da Fundação de Serralves

Septembre 28 and 29 at Fundação de Serralves

21 sep.
15:00
Seminário Maior do Porto
Flávio Rodrigues (Portugal)
Flávio Rodrigues (Portugal) @ Seminário Maior do Porto

Efíge | Chorus Landscape

40 people draw themselves in a circle and start a ritual. In a chorus, in a united voice. Poetical sounds: rebellion, peace, fear and turnaround screams. These are callings, allegories, animalistic reactions, intervention and survival songs.

Autorship: Flávio Rodrigues 
Performers: participants of the Efíge | Chorus Landscape workshop
Approx. duration: 30 min.
Partner: Seminário Maior do Porto

21 sep.
17:00
Escadaria da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso
Nantea Dance (Tanzânia)
Nantea Dance (Tanzânia) @ Escadaria da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

Children of the New World (National Premiere)

Children of the New World is a dance solo performance about child abuse choreographed and performed by Samwel Japhet. He has been working on the development of an artistic concept and expression to make the problem of child abuse more visible to the world.

Conception, choreography and performance: Samwel Japhet
Approx. duration: 25 min.

21 sep.
18:15
Place to be announced
Instituto da Mulher Negra em Portugal (Portugal)
Instituto da Mulher Negra em Portugal (Portugal) @ Place to be announced

Conversas às escuras com Toni Morrison

Conversas às escuras from INMUNE will really be in the dark, with a lamp that softly illuminates the guests. They start when the lights are turned off and stop when the lights are turned on. In Conversas às Escuras we will have the dark and darkness as a place of enunciation to question, live and share experiences, blacken concepts and feelings.

The organization is obscure and warns about 3 strange things:
1) places are limited, so we request the registration to our e-mail contato.mexe@gmail.com, with the subject “Conversas às Escuras”.
2) the place of the discussions will be announced only to the participants.

Autorship: Gisela Casimiro, Yara Monteiro e Joacine Katar Moreira /INMUNE
Participants: guests
Approx. duration: 60 min.

21 sep.
21:00
TeCA
EQuem ÉGosta? (Brasil)
EQuem ÉGosta? (Brasil) @ TeCA

Isto É Um Negro? (National Premiere)

How to discuss blackness from singular experiences? On the other hand: how to transform theory in scene? A study about what is like to be a black person in Brazil, it's an attempt to build dialogue strategies about structural racism as a practice that is perpetuated.

Artistic Direction: Tarina Quelho
Performers: Ivy Souza, Lucas Wickhaus, Mirella Façanha and Raoni Garcia
Approx. duration: 100 min.

This show is for people over 18 years old

* Show with Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation

21 sep.
22:00
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

21 sep.
22:15
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Xilobaldes (Portugal)
Xilobaldes (Portugal) @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Concerto Xilobaldes

This show is the result of a collective creation process that intends to reflect about some life experiences of these young people related to the employment matter and vocational training. The performative group Xilobaldes is born with the purpose of welcoming participants that, having attended the TUM TUM TUM workshops, intend to evolve more musically and keep in touch with regular activity of the project.

Artistic Direction: Artur Carvalho
Performers: Miguel Rio, Artur Carvalho, Hélder Nogueira, Susana Lage, Jéssica Magalhães, Jéssica Oliveira, Tiago Folhento, Rui Oliveira, Pedro Santos, José Santos, Katy Babanu
Approx. duration: 50 min.

21 sep.
23:50
Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe Praça)
O Gringo sou Eu (Brasil)
O Gringo sou Eu (Brasil) @ Jardim S. Lázaro (Mexe Praça)

O Gringo Sou Eu

O Gringo Sou Eu is spontaneously formed from the living in the periphery and Brazilian favela.
Restless observer in Portugal since 2010, Frankão decided to create the lyrics project inspired by his worldview and daily life, with fervent beats and simple lines.
Under the sound of the drummer has been adding new values to his style, without homesickness, but with the same purity as when it began in the 90s.
Nevertheless, in a tone to combat asymmetries and increasingly taking a global form.
With a strong component of political criticism, it also acts in the socio-cultural area, forming musical collectives with children and young people, from the communities of Rio de Janeiro to the Portuguese social neighborhoods.

Approx. Duration: 60min

 

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22 sep.
11:00
Feira do Cerco
Atelier Ser (Portugal)
Atelier Ser (Portugal) @ Feira do Cerco

Mapa de vontades

What values do we want for our street, neighbourhood, district, city, country, planet?
Mapear as vontades de um povo (mapping the wills of a people) is our way of answering this question and the motto for a collaborative art piece that temporarily transforms public space in a relationship between acting and imagining, updating a dialogue between art, culture and citizenship.

Autorship: Atelier SER - Diogo deCalle and Bruno Lavos
Approx. duration: 120 min.
Coproduction with Serviço Educativo da Fundação de Serralves

Septembre 28 and 29 at Fundação de Serralves

22 sep.
17:00
Escola Alexandre Herculano
ColetivA Ocupação (Brasil)
ColetivA Ocupação (Brasil) @ Escola Alexandre Herculano

Quando Quebra Queima (National Premiere)

Quando Quebra Queima is a show built by fighting students who have lived the process of occupations and manifestations of the secundarista movement. As the outcome of the secundarista spring, 15 insurgent bodies bring to scene the experience they had inside the occupied schools between 2015/2016, creating a collective and common narrative from the perspective of those who lived intensely the day by day inside the movement. The play is a collective “dance-fight” built from the experiences of each performer: texts, protest songs, choreographies and pictures made by the secundaristas make up the scene.

Direction: Martha Kisse Perrone
Creation and performance: Abraão Santos, André Dias Oliveira, Alicia Esteves, Alvim Silva, Ariane Fachinetto, Beatriz Camelo, Gabriela Fernandes, Heitor de Andrade, Ícaro Pio, Letícia Karen, Lilith Cristina, Marcela Jesus, Matheus Maciel, Mel Oliveira, Mayara Baptista, Pedro Veríssimo
Approx. duration: 60 min.

* The programming of this show is a coproduction with Porto City Hall in the scope of Cultura em Expansão 2019 (Expanding Culture 2019)
* Show with Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation

Limited capacity

22 sep.
18:30
Esc. Alexandre Herculano para Jardim S. Lázaro
PARADA Mexe
PARADA Mexe @ Esc. Alexandre Herculano para Jardim S. Lázaro

Parada Mexe

A Parade is a celebration. We celebrate because we are several and diverse people and we feel an impetus to find each other. In a Parade, we are summoned to occupy the public space, transforming it and letting it transform us as individuals and collective. Mexe closes its 5th edition with a Parade that involves all the festival participants and other musical collectives of the city, triggering our bodies to create in common a rhythmic flow. Joining body, music, street, politics, democracy, city and life, we are all invited to embody this generous, aesthetical and democratic act that will end at Jardim de São Lázaro in a unique concert.

Artistic Direction: António Sérginho
Participants: Associação Recreativa “Os Mareantes do Rio Douro”; Coro Lira; Coro Sénior da Fundação Manuel António da Mota; E.C.O.OUPA Cerco; Frenesim a Vozes; PELE; Orquestra Comunitária de Lordelo; Orquestra de Famílias de Matosinhos
Coprodução: Câmara Municipal do Porto

22 sep.
19:00
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Concert with the participating groups of the Parade
Concert with the participating groups of the Parade @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Concert and Community Ball

Approx. duration: 120 min.

22 sep.
22:30
Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)
Mexe Zine
Mexe Zine @ Jardim de S. Lázaro (Mexe praça)

Words are also worth a thousand pictures. There are no prohibitions. What exists is intercultural, intergenerational, interracial. We will always have words, we will always have something to say, even if it can also be said with images. This is our shared territory. Inter. Inter-territorial. To think the arts as an implied mode. Mexe Zine is a vehicle-meeting place to say and shout, every day during Mexe, what is like to be alive in the 21st century and to live in the city, making it ours, in a discussion made through art.

Editorial: Cláudia Galhós
Design: Irina Pereira and Joana Carneiro
Editors: Bárbara Mateus, Maria Gil, Mariana Eugénio, Raquel Melo (PELE Group)
Distributed by Associação O Meu Lugar no Mundo -  value of sale entirely to the association

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14 sep.
10:00
Mira
Caterina Moroni (Itália)
Caterina Moroni (Itália) @ Mira

DUCK MARCH

14 - 19 Sept

Duck March is an urban incursion, a march of pregnant women. In each place, the Duck March project creates a connection with the territory, in each geographical stage the people that are part of it give life to a unique event.
The initial idea is the accomplishment of a peaceful march with very simple choreographic characteristics.

Guidance: Caterina Moroni

Mandatory registration: apoio.mexe@gmail.com
* free entree

17 sep.
09:30
Local a designar
António Bukhar e Faizal Ddamba (Uganda)
António Bukhar e Faizal Ddamba (Uganda) @ Local a designar

TRADITIONAL MEETS URBAN

17 - 18 Sept.

Antonio and Faizal will be introducing participants to the current dance trend in their home country Uganda entitled “traditional meets Urban”. Both Artists have contributed to the rise of this phenomenon throughout their dance practice as teachers and performers.

Guidance: António Bukhar and Faizal Ddamba
Duration: 9 training hours
Support: Balleteatro

Mandatory Registration: apoio.mexe@gmail.com
​Price: 25 € Students / Unemployed, 35 € General

18 sep.
14:00
Local a designar
ColetivA Ocupação (Brasil)
ColetivA Ocupação (Brasil) @ Local a designar

NOVOS LEVANTES, CORPO COLETIVA

18 - 21 Sept.

Sharing of common scenic/educational devices created during the process of creating the show Quando Quebra Queima. A performative experiment about the experience of the insurgent bodies of young people nowadays, from the political-personal space that each one of us takes up. 

Guidance: ColectivA Ocupação
Approx. duration: 9 training hours
Support: Academia Contemporânea do Espetáculo

Mandatory Registration: apoio.mexe@gmail.com

18 sep.
18:00
Educativo Santo António
Basket Beat (Espanha)
Basket Beat (Espanha) @ Educativo Santo António

18 - 20 Sept.

A Basket Beat group is created as a result of a process in which the proposed contents are worked.
Through musical creation and group dynamics with basketballs, it is meant to identify and learn socio-educational techniques and methodologies.

Guidance: Josep Borrás
Approx. duration: 6 training hours
Support: Mostra Espanha 2019 / Ministério de Cultura y Deportes and Laboratório de Arte e Cidadania project promoted by PELE and sponsored by the Cidadãos Ativ@s - EEA Grants program

Participants: Centro Educativo Santo António

19 sep.
10:30
TeCA
Coletivo Lisarco (Espanha)
Coletivo Lisarco (Espanha) @ TeCA

Collective creation workshops destined to heterogeneous populations (people of any age, with or without intellectual, sensory or physical, etc.), with the purpose of promoting the collaborative artistic creation and practice in groups that are normally detached from cultural involvement.

Guidance: Coletivo Lisarco
Approx. duration: 3 training hours
Support: Mostra Espanha 2019 / Ministério de Cultura Y Deportes

Mandatory Registration: apoio.mexe@gmail.com
Price: 25 € Students / Unemployed, 35 € General

20 sep.
10:30
Seminário Maior do Porto
Flávio Rodrigues (Portugal)
Flávio Rodrigues (Portugal) @ Seminário Maior do Porto

EFÍGE | CHORUS LANDSCAPE

40 people draw themselves in a circle and start a ritual. In a chorus, in a united voice.
Poetical sounds: rebellion, peace, fear and turnaround screams. These are callings, allegories, animalistic reactions, intervention and survival songs.

Guidance:  Flávio Rodrigues and Bruno Senune
Approx. duration: 3 training hours
Support: Seminário Maior do Porto

Mandatory Registration: apoio.mexe@gmail.com
Price: 25 € Students / Unemployed, 35 € General

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The 3rd edition of EIRPAC will take place on 16, 17 and 18 September 2019 in Porto, as part of the 5th edition of MEXE_International Art and Community Festival, focusing on the theme “The Search for the Common - contributions of artistic practices to other possible future”.

Considering the complexity of this field of action and the growing importance that these practices have been acquiring in contemporary artistic creations, understanding these as inseparable from the social and cultural manifestations and experiences of communities, it is essential to create spaces for reflection and sharing among all its stakeholders. The III EIRPAC is strongly inspired by the social movements that emerge from the proliferating political transformations around the world and the emergence of new and renewed spaces for participation and artistic creation. In moments of restlessness and hopelessness, how do artistic practices imply the projection and collective construction of new realities and new futures?

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Hugo Cruz
artistic director

Fernando Almeida
executive director

Carina Moutinho
production director

Maria João Mota
EIRPAC coordination

Wilma Moutinho
technical director

Sara Cunha
press

Irina Pereira
design

Patrícia Barbosa
social networks

Patrícia Poção
photography

Salvador Gil
fundraising

Cristina Queirós
volunteering

Maria Gil
hosting

João Ferreira
video 

Raquel Melo
production support

Mafalda Lourenço
production support 

Maria Vasquez
production support

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encontro.mexe@gmail.com

(+351) 915 920 764

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