Access the radio projects developed by artists, researchers and collectives invited to this first edition of EIRA. Also listen to their conversations with members of OSSO.


Radio conversation
In the book Sociologia da Imagem, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, defends a discipline that appropriates methods of analysis and research that Western visual anthropologists apply to cultures and peoples that are foreign to them, a methodology of colonial roots, to our own daily life, to our own culture itself. A call to defamiliarize, to unlearn, to wonder, as a form of analysis and more in-depth and critical knowledge of the society in which we live, of what we are in some way and reproduce.This proposal will be the starting point for a conversation between the photographers António Júlio Duarte and Catarina Botelho, about their work processes, the relationship with themes and ways of approaching their work.

Conversation between Catarina Botelho and António Júlio Duarte

Catarina Botelho (Lisbon, 1981) visual artist and director, lives and works between Lisbon and Barcelona. Since 2005 Catarina participated in several exhibitions, residences and contests in Portugal, Spain and Brazil, among others. Her work is related to use and experience of space, architecture and the notions of time and productivity.
She is currently a resident at Escocesa – Fábrica de Criação in Barcelona and recently received creation support scholarship from “La Caixa” Arte Contemporânea collection.
Catarina Botelho has been exhibiting regularly since 2005 in places such as: Elba Benitez en Kvadrat, Madrid; Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo; Villa Iris, Fundación Botín, Santander Hamburg Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Fundação Edp – Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon; Centre de Cultura SaNostra, Palma de Mallorca; Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisboa; Casa de Serralves – Fundação de Serralves, Oporto; La Casa Encendida, Madrid y Caja Madrid, Barcelona. Catarina has graduated in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon and studied photography at ArCo school and under Fundação Gulbenkian, Creativity and Artistic Program. Recently finished the Program of Independent Studies at the Macba – Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.


“A Voz do Jaguar”

This project starts from Italo Calvino’s short story “Um rei à escuta” to explore the idea of voice as a sound separate from its intrinsic relationship with any meaning.

Voice: Leonor Robert

A Voz do Jaguar I

A Voz do Jaguar II

A voz do Jaguar III

A voz do Jaguar IV

Francisca Aires Mateus (1992 in Lisbon, Portugal) completed her master’s degree in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art – University College London with Distinction in 2017. In 2015 she graduated Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and received her Licentiate degree in Violin by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, UK.

She has recently been nominated for the Sonae Media Art Prize. In 2018 she was one of the winners of the Portuguese Emerging Artists competition and was also awarded a full scholarship for an artistic residency at the Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2016, she was awarded a full scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and she was one of the winners of the Arte Jovem 2016, Carpe Diem competition.

Aires Mateus has participated in several group exhibitions, namely: I Will Take the Risk (Azan,Lisbon2019), I am Sorry I am Late (Set Set, London2018), BUC BOC (AVA, Hong Kong2018), etc. She has also had solo shows such as One Centimetre Apart in Galeria Águas-Livres 8 and Rainha da Noite in Armario.

Aires Mateus has also developed several curation and production projects such as “São Roque”, London and “Casa da Dona Laura”, Lisbon, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. These projects count with the participation of over 90 national and international artists in several group and solo exhibitions.


“Solos, receituários e entrevistas”
Essentially a collective dedicated to cultural programming, Grémio Caldense sees in this residence the opportunity to create sound projects inspired by the work, collaborations and affinities it has developed so far. The collective will present, during this period, a diverse set of listening moments that will range from recording soundtracks and urban landscapes, collecting small conversations and interviews, as well as a cycle of free improvisation solos recorded for this context . The nature of this residence is thus based on collaboration with a wide and heterogeneous group of members of the collective and guests, such as the village population, passersby from the city, the children of our circle of friends, the musicians of our programming network, and the relationship of this group of people with the city, the village and the spaces we live in and have been occupying in the last years of activity.

Conversation between Nuno Torres and Grémio Caldense on 09.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Solos #1 Luís Vicente, recorded on 27.06.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo

Solos #2 Hugo Branco, recorded on 28.06.2020 at VIC – Aveiro Arts House

Solos #3 Nuno Torres, live broadcast on 01.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Solos #4 Paulo Chagas, recorded on 02.07.2020 at Atouguia da Baleia

Solos #5 Marta Warelis Trails, recorded on 03.07.2020 at Zaal100, Amsterdão

Solos #6 Joana Guerra “Eu só quero empreendimentos amorosos_, recorded on 03.07.2020 @Outeiro da Cabeça

Solos #7 Ricardo Jacinto, live broadcast on 08.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Solos #8 Nuno Morão, live broadcast on 09.07.2020, at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Solos #9 Amador, live broadcast on 10.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha.

Solos #10 Diogo Alvim, live broadcast on 10.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

EIRA#1 Grémio Caldense MegaMix

Despertar_da_Cidade #1

Despertar_da_Cidade #2

Readings #1 – “A cena do ódio” – Almada Negreiros – recorded on 02.07.2020 at OSSO, São Gregório

Readings #2 – “O que é o neo-abjeccionismo” – Luiz Pacheco – recorded on 02.07.2020 at SSO, São Gregório

Readings #3 – “Não se casem raparigas” – Boris Vian recorded on 07.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Readings #4 “Abyssal Echoes” – fanzine by Rigo23 – recorded on 08.07.2020, at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Readings #5 “A minha velha casa” – Susana Valadas and Ana Rosa Abreu, recorded on 07.07.2020 at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha

Grémio Caldense (2015) is an informal group based in Caldas da Rainha, dedicated to the promotion of cultural events of an artistic nature. Operating since May 2015 and with a practically biweekly periodicity, until now, this group has organized about one hundred and fifty events of an essentially alternative nature, differentiated between concerts, independent edition fairs, cinema and poetry sessions, performances and visual arts exhibitions. With no fixed space for its activities, it operates in a variety of spaces in the city, from museums to reused public spaces, from the most conventional to the most improvised, with several partners with whom it has collaborated, public institutions, private entities and other associative groups.Due to the very balanced presence between national and foreign artists in its program, the group has placed Caldas da Rainha on an international circuit linked to contemporary and independent artistic culture.


Presentation of Lobo Mau new project, full listening of the first original album (one song from the disc per session) and excerpts from conversations/ interviews with all those who participated in the recording, disc design and promotional material.

Conversation between Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto and Sara Morais with Lobo Mau ( Lília Esteves, David Jacinto e Gonçalo Ferreira) | 12.07.2020

Lobo Mau concert, live broadcast on 12.07.2020, at OSSO, São Gregório

Lobo Mau with Dino Récio | 30.06.2020

Lobo Mau with David Santos | 01.07.2020

Lobo Mau with João Tiago | 02.07.2020

Lobo Mau with João Pinheiro | 03.07.2020

Lobo Mau with António Quintino | 08.07.2020

Lobo Mau with Manuel Pinheiro | 09.07.2020

Lobo Mau with Bernardo Barata | 10.07.2020

Lobo Mau (2017), Gonçalo Ferreira (guitar), Lília Esteves (voice, guitar) and David Jacinto (voice, harmonica) Collective of musicians whose work is based on the idea of total authorial sharing in the composition of literary-musical works that include independent rock and Portuguese popular song . Electric guitar, two voices and the stories and experiences that characterize their timbres, serve as a motto to a whole creative process of extreme sharing that has resulted in an original repertoire.
After being in residence at OSSO in 2018, where they collected oral testimonies … and their integration in the creative process of song composition.


Small Drawing Instructions
Proposals for drawing exercises through voice and sounds.
There is a voice that gives indications about things that are meant to be seen and not to be heard. The voice describes graphics, landscapes and animals in detail, but whoever hears them does not have access to the images described and, even if strictly following the instructions given, will create their own images – which have as their starting point the image that voice describes but that are inevitably transformed by the listener.
Attempt to copy an image through the voice and the reverse process.

Small Drawing Instructions I – Warming-up

Small Drawing Instructions II – Description of a landscape

Small Drawing Instructions III – Where will this go

Small Drawing Instructions IV – Description of an animal

Small Drawing Instructions V – Warming-up II

Small Drawing Instructions VI – Description of an object

Small Drawing Instructions VII – Copy of a drawing by Lygia Pape

Madalena Matoso (Lisboa 1974). She is an illustrator. She graduated in Communication Design at the Fine-Arts University of Lisbon and later specialised in graphic design at the University of Barcelona.

In 1999, Madalena founded Planeta Tangerina together with three friends. Planeta Tangerina started out as a content, illustration and graphic design studio, and later in 2004 debuted as a publisher. From the beginning, their books have always wanted to explore new territories, question and challenge readers and be free.

Madalena has illustrated several books, such as When I was Born, With time, Clap book, Little Andersen’s Dictionary, Where do we go when we disappear? and Cá dentro – a guide for discovering the brain.

She has won the Portuguese National Illustration Awards twice (2008 and 2018) and received several honourable mentions (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014); and also the Children Illustration prize at the comics festival Amadora BD (2008 and 2011). In 2018, the illustrations from her book It’s not that hard were selected for the illustration exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Books Fair. The same book also received an honourable mention on the category “Children’s Picture Books” at the New York Book Fair. Her book Mountains has received an honourable mention from the jury on the category of Art, Architecture and Design (Bologna Ragazzi Awards, 2018).


Conversation between Francisca Venâncio and Marília Jacinto | 26.06.2020

Conversation between Nuno Torres and Ricardo Jacinto with Madalena Matoso and Catarina Botelho | 27.06.2020

Conversation between Nuno Morão and Nuno Torres with Ricardo Maças from Rádio Zero | 29.06.2020

Conversation between Ricardo Jacinto and Sara Morais with Francisca Aires Mateus and Pedro Tropa | 04.07.2020


an ecosystem of sound objects for radio

Matérias Simples is an ecosystem of short sound pieces made to be transmitted by radio.
It brings together a set of readings and sounds that deliberately intersect, between subjects focused on
the word and its expressive strength, and the interstitial and electronic sound forms that are the resonant floor,
the inclinations and the orographies.

Autthors: Carlos de Oliveira, Euclides, E.M. Forster, Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão, entre outros.

voice: Teresa Santos
electronic:Pedro Tropa + João Pimenta Gomes

Matérias Simples 1

Matérias Simples 2

Matérias Simples 3

Matérias Simples 4

Pedro Tropa (Santarém, 1973) Lives and works in Lisbon.
Pedro Tropa studied Photography and Drawing at Ar.Co and took a degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. He received a scholorship from Orient Foundation in 1997, 1998 and 2004 and held a series of trips to China, Mongolia and Tibet.
He works with photography and film, related to his travel experiences through different places, such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Galayos or Mount Rosa. Landscapes, climbing, hiking and the confrontation with the mountain terrain are the source of his artistic process. His latest works are connected with drawing and photography, which together record the memory of the places, and set the different times that report to his memory.
From a various number of exhibitions we mention: Convocação (Modo Maior e Modo Menor) – Obras de Fernando Calhau from the Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in collaboration with Tomas Maia, at CAM (2006-2007); O Veado, an exhibition in collaboration with Teresa Santos, at MNHN (2006); Cahier de Cent Dessins at Galeria Quadro Azul in Lisbon, a drawing and photography exhibition about the artist experiences during walks in the moutains around the world (2008); Travessia. Evidência. O Monte Rosa, at Galeria Quadrado Azul in Porto (2009); Hou Negro at Galeria Quadrado Azul in Lisbon (2011); Obras do ARCO, at Galeria Quadrado Azul in Porto (2012); Movente e Dormente, at Appleton Square in Lisbon (2012); formas e forças, até Galeria Quadrado Azul in Porto (2012); João Botelho: Só acredito num Deus que saiba dançar; até the Plataforma of Artes anda Creativity / International Center of Arts José de Guimarães (2014).
He has works in the collection of Ar.Co. (Portugal)
He is represented by Galeria Quadrado Azul.