by Jorge Rocha with participation of Hugo Oliveira and Veralisa Brandão
September 6th 2015

When: September 6th at 6 p.m
Where: Near Olhão Markets
Guided Tour: 5.30 p.m – meeting point at Olhão Museum
Invited Researhers: Hugo Oliveira and Veralisa Brandão
Organized by: Rizoma Lab and Museu Municipal de Olhão

Palato will held another Cooking in the landscape, this time in Olhão Markets. The session will have as guests Hugo Oliveira and Veralisa Brandão, researchers from the Municipal Museum of Olhão and will start at 6 p.m., preceded by a guided tour starting from the Museum at 5.30 p.m.

The performance will take place near the Olhão Municipal Markets, in one of the surrounding gardens and with the landscape of Ria Formosa. We will address issues related to the historical and gastronomic background of the buildings, with a menu that will be revealed in time, but highlighting the maritime environment of this town.

Hugo Oliveira
Degree in History by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa since 2004. He joined the Municipal Council of Olhão in 2009, in the fields of culture in the so called Museu da Cidade de Olhão. Currently plays a coordinating role in the current Museu Municipal de Olhão. He is now attending the Master in Archaeology in the University of Algarve.

Veralisa Brandão
She is graduated in Cultural Heritage, by the Algarve University, and have a Masters in History of the Algarve in the same university, with thesis entitled “O Compromisso Marítimo de Olhão (1765-1873)”. Since 2007 she works as Senior Cultural Heritage Technician at Museu da Cidade de Olhão.
She as role in the promotion and cultural dissemination inventory of the collection, research and executive produced of the exhibitions. Among the projects seh developed, come up several exhibitions dedicated to the cultural heritage of Olhão particularly related to the history of fishing and their fishing community.

Mercados de Olhão
The Olhão markets are one of the major symbol of Olhão city that began to be built in 1912 and opened four years later. For nearly a century, it as been one of the city picture postcards and must-visit place for tourists and residents.
They were built taking space the estuary, consolidating the buildings through a process known as pile-driving, getting each building supported by eighty-eight stakes, connected by brick masonry arches. It is a place to visit, for these and other reasons.
As a model example of iron and glass architecture, this building as a huge urban impact in brick and steel structures, and was built to provide the city of Olhão of a functioning markets. Every day, hundreds of people visit the markets in search of the best fish, fruits and vegetables.
With a longitudinal plan, the markets are made of two rectangular spaces of rounded corners, corresponding to the Vegetable Market and Fish Market, both enclosed by four circular glazing turrets .
Submetidos a obras de reabilitação nos finais do século XX, mantêm o aspeto exterior, reabrindo ao público em 1998. Uma das novidades mais recentes é o seu interior, forrado com azulejos pintados por Costa Pinheiro.
Undergoing rehabilitation works in the late twentieth century, they keep the outside appearance, reopening to the public in 1998. One of the latest innovations is its interior, lined with tiles painted by artist Costa Pinheiro.

Cooking in the Landscape is a performative action about historical and archaeological sites. A culinary show that takes place in locations with landscape in the background, addressing issues that place the food of each epoch and relates it with the eating habits of contemporary society.
In each historical site, an improvised infrastructure is set where the artist, together with researchers of each monument, develops a performative action in a Talk Show format, live cooking broadcast on the Internet, assuming the physical and virtual public as participants in the artistic creation process.
Starting with a menu inspired by the lines between History and Archeology, the unique characteristics of each site are considered, and the Landscape, Heritage and Social Factors are valued. Each session is preceded by a spoken tour to the site, developed in collaboration with the entities responsible for each historic site.
All sessions are broadcast live (, resulting in a series of virtual landscapes stored on the PALATO channel (in, which are the focus of the ongoing artistic investigation.

Comming confirmed actions:
Olhão Markets (Olhão Municipality) – 6th of September
Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Vila do Bispo Municipality) – 18th of October

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PALATO team:
Artistic coordenator: Jorge Rocha
Scientific coordinator: Elena Morán
Production: Carmo Serpa
Communication: Luísa Rosa Baptista
Photography: Ricardo Soares
Team of Olhão Municipal Museum:
Museum Coordination/Archaeology: Hugo Oliveira
Curator / Researcher: Veralisa Brandão
Education service / Researcher: Sandra Romba
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More details or by e-mail
Phone contacts: Carmo Serpa – 964735536 (Production)
Luisa Baptista – 966803707 (Press)

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