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During a month of research in Lisbon preparatory to a European project, we discovered on the other side of the Tagus, a place with a lot of what IMAGINAIR loves. An industrial park, partly abandoned, Brutalist structures, archaeological treasures of waste and post-industrial patinas. . . Our excitement was boosted further as we discovered through our partner PADA that quite a few creatives were setting up projects in and around the park. Like-mindedness one might say….
Six months later, we participated with IMAGINAIR in TERRITORY, an international expo of artist and curator-led projects exploring the impact of the ecological, environmental and political consequences contained within territorial systems.
Today, we are scaling up IMAGINAIR to the imaginary land on the other bank of the Tagus.
Territory is being jointly developed and delivered by Barreiro based PADA and London based SLUICE in collaboration with LISBON ART WEEKEND with support by the Câmara Municipal do Barreiro.
IMAGINAIR presented its own work and that of several artists it previously curated at its Artspace in the former furniture factory.


In a theatrical installation, Katrien captures the haughtiness and awkwardness of the man in the street, the empire of five square kilometers around and under the church tower.


Geoffrey questions the relationship between man and his environment. By highlighting the finiteness of reserves, his objects and installations honour the beauty of nature.


Fleeing, being on the move.
Tinel – as a child of WW2 – sees history repeating.


In abstract sweeps that also include figurative elements, Boeren seems to be engaged in a peaceful battle with his own work. The artist in search of his own plot of land, his personal territory.

CURRENCY by IMAGINAIR – Katrien & Geoffrey

An installation utilising the artifacts of global shipping placed within the harbour area draws on the relationship between man and his environment.

In our series CURRENCY we question the value of things. We place the installation within different realities that we encounter as we traverse the territories on our way to the festival. Man and his environment captured in images of a changing landscape. 

The images of the journey of these artifacts through different territories form part of the installation.