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LISBOA – in creation
[maybe tomorrow is a better day to leave]

A portrait of a city told in tiles unfolds along the walls of its houses and pavements. BERLIN takes the audience through the heart of one of the oldest cities on earth.


LISBOA will tell the story of Senhor do Adeus [João Manuel Serra], a well known character on the streets of Lisbon. He waved at passers-by - cars and pedestrians – to remedy his loneliness. For ten years he stood at
Saldanha and became so popular that eventually it was no longer clear who waved to whom: he at the passers-by or passers-by at him. When he died in November 2011, hundreds of Portuguese came out on the streets and waved to remember him.


BERLIN wants to make Senhor do Adeus wave again by designing a facade with his effigy on one of the seven hills on which the city of Lisbon is built. The original idea to remodel a facade on each of these hills, was (partly for budgetary reasons) reduced to this artistic intervention.


In partnership with Alkantara Festival, atelier Escritorio Editora and the city of Lisbon BERLIN wants to give a homage to Senhor do Adeus
[the Gentleman of Farewell]. This is made possible by our crowdfunders, donors and by the Flemish Culture Prize for the Performing Arts, which was awarded to BERLIN by Minister Sven Gatz in 2016. The accompanying
envelope will be fully invested in the Lisbon project.

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Credits

Concept Bart Baele,
Yves Degryse
Coordination Maria Manuel Ferreira,
Inês Eva
Research BERLIN,
Natalie Schrauwen
Coproduction ALKANTARA
In collaboration with Adrião Resende,
Diogo Machado [AddFuel],
Geert Jan Jansen,
Joris Festjens,
Manu Siebens,
Lara Seixo Rodrigues [WOOL],
Teresa Nunes da Ponte
Partners BALDIOS,
ARTICA,
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa,
Departamento de Patrimonio Cultural
Thanks to
Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva & Marina Bairrão Ruivo, Casa Atelier Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva, Joana Gusmão, Filipe Melo, Marta Silva Rito, Nicole Louage, Remi & Ilias Degryse, Peter Van Laerhoven, Luis Miguel N. Filipe, Kurt Lannoye, Koen Ghesquière, Laura Fierens, Ana Ruão, Derek Blyth, Anne Angenon, Veerle Hasselman, João Mealha, Rosianne Bovendaerde, Gaston Fierens, Hugo Calçada, Christophe, Wesley Kryn, Wim Goyvaerts, Anne-Marie Cotton, Christine De Wilde, Steven Demedts, Amanda Booth, Sammy Lasseel, Frank Sierens, Jaap van Klinken, Paul Cortois, Jeffrey De Cock, Ana Riscado, Greet Haghebaert, Peter Vermeersch, Anne-Marie Recour, Leen Van Welden, Ann Lafosse, Gerd Verrelst, MartHa!tentatief, Martine Van Huffel, André Ingelberts, Maarten Minne, Tony Vanderheyden & dochters, Maria Verswijvel, João Loff, Bernard Vander Beken, Stephaan Vandenberghe, Greet Prové, Patricia Swyngedauw, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Els De Bodt, Erika Siebens, Bart Philipsen, Koen Huyghebaert, Marina, Tom Struyf, Yannick Roman, João Eduardo Braz, Heleen De Boever, Leen, Rik De Vleesschauwer, Nora, Clara van den Broek, Gitte, An Lombaerts, Karen, Wieter, Bas, Dominique Gal, Philip Michielsen, Wouter Dupon, Nadine Malfait, Frank Van Den Wyngaert, Isabelle Grynberg, Katrien Prins, Lex Vlooswijk, Mark Cassimon, Mieke Verdin, Jan Clement, Matthieu Goeury, Sara Bosmans, Hanne, Anckor, Trui, Corry Loots, José Vercammen, Herman De Beuckeleer, Claudia Sequeira, Maria João Caldeira, Natalie Schrauwen, Luk Van den Dries, Stefan, Tine, Jolan Wauters, Arnold en Jessica, Maria Beatriz Fernandes, Paul Wouters, Palmers Joannes, Rachel Caiano, Lara Longle, Ana Afonso, João Cabral, Marlene de Smet, Fred e Vera, Pedro Vieira, Pedro Ruao, Ana Bigotte Vieira, Patricia Portela, João Lázaro, verheyen&vanduyse, Manuel João Bóia, Rodrigo Serra, Kathleen Treier, Els De Meyer, Ellen Van Muylder, Paulo Valdivieso, Nuno Domingos, Els Glazemakers, Rik De Wachter, Tiago Carvalho, familie Bovée, Van de Peer Filip, Manuel Moreno, joris festjens, Vlasseman-Feys, Wim Vandenweghe, Vanstiphout-Martens, jesse jansens, Pedro Miguel Laranjeira, petra, Dylon Whyte, Mark Mollet, Philippa Mollet, Eefje Bosmans, Maya van Puymbroeck, Sabine defoort, Wim & Ritteke Bosmans-Demeulenaere, Lotte De Troyer, henk keizer, Mark Russell, Annika Serong, Joan(nes) Bresseleers, Norman Armour, Frie Leysen, Patrick Sterckx, Rudy Degryse, Nico Mäkel, Baele-Van Grootenbruel M & N, Christine & Ghisl Struys-Fettweis, Jan Peirelinck, Chris Fierens, Nele Dehantschutter, Frank Lanssens, Martine Lanssens, Anthe Baele, Marjolein, Brenda & Bruno, Bas Thor, Nel.

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