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Texto introdutório do workshop/exposição The Quest, na Quadrienal de Praga

Space is a virus, that invades our bodies and takes control of them, while constantly evading the firmer grasp of our conscience. But we prefer to call it “the ghost”, in homage to the Gothic artists who were fascinated by the uncanny enigmas of place, and as a reminder that all cultural forms, such as architecture, theatre and art, are built upon ethereal things. The Quest was an interdisciplinary four-day journey in search for this mythical beast of space, “whose strange and plural form haunts the tangle of unending interwoven stone” (Jorge Luis Borges). It involved three architects, two directors, one dramaturg and a crew of participants from around the world, all united by the fascination for its pervasive power, and in pursuit of its unfathomable nature. In an abandoned school of Prague, the participants were invited to generate space, either by looking at it through fresh eyes, through cameras, through the written word, with their own bodies or through the sound of the buildin…

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