- Viagens com Alma
Viagens Com Alma was a long-duration project by Visões Úteis, spanning several months and many artists reflecting on religious imagery and subjective geography.
We designed the graphic identity of Viagens Com Alma, as well as creating some of the printed materials for public moments, along the two years it took place.
We’ve been frequent collaborators of Visões Úteis, a theatre company based in Porto which has been active for more than 20 years. Viagens Com Alma was a long-duration project spanning several months and many artists reflecting on religious imagery and subjective geography.
From the project's introduction:
The four mini audio-walks that constitute the Viagens com Alma project opened to the public on May 23rd 2011 in Cête, Vairão, Paço de Sousa and Santo Tirso. Four routes which cross fiction with architecture and the spirit of four monasteries in the Porto District, which mirror different relationships between the immaterial -- human devotion -- and the material -- the places, objects and rituals which make that devotion tangible. Inspired on the A Língua das Pedras project, which we developed in 2010 for marking the 1100 years of the Order of Cluny, these audio-walks were accompanied by installations and artistic pieces which underscored the connection between this local heritage and the European network of Cluny monuments and landmarks.
Identity and print
We took care of the general graphic identity of Viagens Com Alma, as well as creating some of the printed materials for Visões Úteis’ various steps through this project as well as its predecessor, A Língua das Pedras.
A year later, we went back to the project to design the sleeve for the DVD edition that was published as the final act of Viagens Com Alma, featuring video art pieces by Pedro Maia and Michele Putortì.