211 Avenue

Between 2006 and 2014, a building on Liberty Avenue in Lisbon, it was a place for fifty national and international artists, in the idea of developing their artistic practice. Throughout these years, a series of events have taken place including concerts, improvisations, performances, workshops, classes and mostly collective and individual exhibitions. After the emergence of the New Bank, the Avenue space was sold for millions of euros, to make way for a luxury condominium.
Here the building itself is retracted as a character, hosting some phantom testimonies of artists who have passed by.

  • Francisca Manuel
  • Francisca Manuel
    Image and Editing
  • Tomás Von der Osten
  • Francisca Manuel
  • Francisca Manuel
  • Arena Filmes
    Color Correction
  • André Guedes, Gonçalo Sena, Pedro Neves Marques
    Research Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Avenida 211
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (1920 X 1080)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • FUSO 18 International VideoArt Festival
    September 1, 2018
    Honor Mention of the Jury
  • Arquiteturas Film Festival

  • from the collection of EDP Foundation
Director Biography - Francisca Manuel

Postgraduate in Multimedia Arts. She studied architecture between 2002 - 2005 and completed Cinema and Visual Arts in 2008. She won the José de Guimarães scholarship, which allowed her directing the documentary "A coragem de Lassie" (2009). Best International Art documentary Prize (NYIIF 09).

In 2011, she participated in the 'Inov.Art exchange' living and working in Brazil, where she started to be part of the cast in "Where i grow old" (2015), a feature film by Marília Rocha.

She was Fiona Tan's assistant in Amsterdam for the solo exhibition "Options & Futures”, Utrech (HL) and for the research of “History’s Future” (2015) in the year of 2013.

Directed video installations: “Avenida 211” (2018), FUSO 18 VideoArt Festival (PT) - Honor Mention of the Jury; “Catherine ou 1786” (2017), Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center / Walk&Talk 17 Festival (PT); “Travel Shot” (2015), LOOPS.LISBOA 15 - MNAC (PT) and “Madame” (2013), FUSO 14 - VideoArte Festival (PT); “The Middle passage” (2012), Casa e Rua Perpendicular Festival 12 (BR).

Currently she is in pre-production of her first short film, to shoot in Azores on March 2019. Since 2007 she’s an author and collaborator in audiovisual projects with artists, performers and architects.

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