Tornadouro is a Portugal you know not.
The ancient folk imagery
made of extinct or threatened
objects, materials and techniques.
Tornadouro presented itself as a multidisciplinary project that sought to recover objects that are extinct or threatened, serving anonymous portuguese culture.
Tornadouro intended to inventory, produce and promote traditional objects, through a critical and artistic discourse around ethnography and folklore. It also aimed to collect, reformulate and update some representations of the Portuguese collective imagination, mainly from the north of the country. Among the objects recovered, we highlight the castanhola de cana rachada, the tem-te-não-caias (paper wobble toy), the flauta-de-cebola, tréculas, paper masks and the zuca-truca (tradicional percussion instrument).
This project was supported by the Passaporte para o Empreendedorismo program promoted by IAPMEI and won the 3rd place in IN.AVE, Rede do Empreendedorismo do Ave.