Expansive Territories
The concept of Territory is multifaceted and ambiguous. It relates to notions such as space and place, identity and community, dominion and control. It may refer to areas of land, but also areas of knowledge, activity or experience.

A Territory is never clear or neutral. It operates as ground, foundation, a space to act and dwell, but also as a specific domain or locale, in which human and physical patterns overlap, singular perspectives are shaped, and unique communities emerge, inhabit or conflict. Territories are social constructs, products of agency that encompass physical, virtual, social, political, experiential and affective spaces. These inform identities, generate values, produce meanings and ways of living.

A Territory is never static or fixed. It intersects with other territories, and feeds from the transgression of its borders or limits, its geographical, political and ecological interferences. The margins, as territories themselves, are the site of particular situations where differences come into contact, dialogue and exchange. They are in permanent transformation, expansion and contraction, generating new territorial dimensions of convergence, conversion, or conflict.

We propose the idea of Expansive Territories to comprehend expansion as a process of perpetual motion – physical, social, political and conceptual. Through exploratory and erratic movements, different territories overlap, merge, interact, are reconfigured, and reimagined. Deriving from Krauss’ “expanded field” – a notion that has itself expanded throughout most artistic disciplines – Expansive Territories is an idea that seeks to gain ground towards a sustained, active regenerative artistic process as a way of resisting any formalization that interrupts its transformations.

Under the theme of Expansive Territories, we promote and develop practice-based research projects that engage with its physical or natural dimensions, its cultural and metaphorical potentialities. This aims at expanding the field of action of each project, while experimenting with fluid articulations across different disciplines.


OSSO Research Residencies are a vital part of OSSO’s project, a wider programme which involves a range of artistic activities in conjunction with local, national and international partners. Through the research residencies, we aim to provide a space that encourages researchers from across all artistic practices to reflect and develop work related to the proposed theme.

Juri Open Call 2020:
– Raquel Castro (CICANT – Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies, Universidade Lusófona / Lisboa Soa / Invisible Places)
– Pedro Rebelo (SARC – Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast)
– OSSO Colectivo: Diogo Alvim (CESEM – Centro de Estudos de Sociologia Estética Musical), and Matilde Meireles (SARC – Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast)

Artists researchers in residence:
Beatriz Cantinho e Túlio Rosa
Claudio de Pina
Teresa Luzio
Victoria Lucas
Viviana González Méndez


Project by Matilde Meireles and Diogo Alvim – mais informação.

Presentations | Concert:
– Festival Lisboa Soa | Panteão Nacional, Lisboa (Portugal), 26.06.2020
(Colaboração com o projecto de investigação “Sounds Of Tourism” – NOVA FCSH – INET-md)
– Projecto Osso Colectivo ‘Invasor Abstracto #1’ | Convento São Francisco, Coimbra (Portugal), 24.1.2020
– Dia Aberto Osso #3 | Estúdios Osso | 25.01.2020
– Old School #38 | Escola das Gaivotas, Lisboa (Portugal), 17.10.2015

Presentations | Installation:
– Projecto Osso Colectivo ‘Invasor Abstracto #1’ | Convento São Francisco, Coimbra (Portugal), 30.11.2019/22.03.2020


Project by Ricardo Jacinto – mais informação.

Presentations | Concerts – Installation:
– ‘MEDUSA’, Museu como performance 2017 | Museu de Serralves, Porto (Portugal), 09.09.2017
– ‘Reflexo’, Public Art Circuit, Festival Walk and Talk | Coreto no Campo de São Francisco, São Miguel (Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal), 14.07.17/29.07.2017
– ‘La Halle’, Performance day 2017 | Ferme du Buisson, Paris (França), 03.06.2017
– ‘Segmentos’, Francisco Fino Art Projects | Galeria Vera Appleton, Lisboa (Portugal), 13.11.2014/06.12.2014
– ‘Explodido’, Da Fábrica que Desvanece à Beira Tejo | Parque Industrial da Antiga CUF, Barreiro (Portugal) 13.09.14/11.10.14
– ‘Casca’, Laboratório de Curadoria | Colégio das Artes de Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal), 27.06.14/26.09.14

Presentations | Solo – Concerts:
– Exposição Viagem ao Invisível | Teatro Thalia, Lisboa (Portugal), 31.08.2017
– Trienal de Arquitectura, Lisboa (Portugal) 16.09.2017
– Museu Vostell, Malpartida, Cáceres (Espanha) 15.09.2016
– Convento São Francisco, Coimbra (Portugal), 24.09.2016
– Sonoscopia, Porto (Portugal), 29.01.2016
– CAAA – Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães (Portugal), 30.01.2016
– Festival Cidade preocupada | Oficinas do Convento, Montemor-o-Novo (Portugal), 16.07.2016
– Anozero Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra | Salão Brazil, Coimbra (Portugal), 13.11.2015
– Open House Belfast Festival | Fanun House, Belfast (Irlanda), 18.07.2015
– The Guesthouse, Cork (Irlanda), 21.07.2015

Presentations | Conferences:
– ‘A Arquitectura dos Artistas’ – Conferência e exposição | Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisboa (Portugal) 18.09.2017
– ‘333 partes e 37 segundos – Conferência: “Extreme Music Hearing and Nothingness” | Universidade da Dinamarca do sul (SDU), Odense (Dinamarca), 01.12.2016


Project by Nuno Torres – mais informação.

– LAMBDA: Mostra de Ondas Sonoras e Visuais | Céu de Vidro – Parque D Carlos I, Caldas da Rainha (Portugal) 15.12.20/18.12.20
– Projecto OSSO Colectivo ‘Invasor Abstracto #2’ | Galeria municipal de Montemor-o-Novo, Montemor o Novo (Portugal), 30.10.20/13.11.20