VALVE is a show that is also a journey: it departs from the history of Graffiti and takes us through some questions: Why have we been doodling the walls informally for thousands of years? Are these scribbles transgression or art? Communication or occupation? Can disobedience be legitimate?
Designer António Jorge Gonçalves invites MC and activist Flávio Almada aka LBC Soldjah to attempt to provide some answers. In this performance, half-lecture-half-rap/hip hop concert, digital drawing, music and words will guide us by the scratches hunter-gatherers have made on the rocks 30,000 years ago, by the roman notes drawn on house walls in Pompeii, and the political murals of 100 years ago, so that we can better understand the spray paintings that fill up city walls today.
Cycle why we draw on walls
Cast and CreativeCreation António Jorge Gonçalves and Flávio Almada
Performance António Jorge Gonçalves (text and digital drawing), LBC Soldjah (lyrics and music)
Musical direction and production RAS M
DJ ERRY G
Set design António Jorge Gonçalves
Comissioned by LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões