The Project


Cultural Adventures is a scientific and artistic project developed by CIAC, in collaboration with the  School of Architecture and Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, in the areas of visual communication and digital art, with the mediation and collaboration of the audiovisual artist Hanspeter Amnann.

In January 2018, CIAC signed a collaboration agreement with this Thai institution to develop research and experimental initiatives that promote scientific, technical and artistic cooperation between the University of Algarve and that international institution.

The project seeks interactions between Faro and Bangkok, exploring historical, contemporary, cultural, documentary, fictional, factual and symbolic relations between two distinct cultural contexts.

The mediation between the institutions will be held with the collaboration of the audiovisual artist Hanspeter Amnann, member of the Advisory Board of the CIAC.

The researchers Bruno Mendes da Silva from CIAC and Nigel Power from KMUTT share the scientific responsibility of the project.

After choosing 10 participants for the project we formed teams of two; one from the Thai and one from the Portuguese “side”.

In April 2019 these teams initiated a “dialogue” in which they started exchanging still and moving images, text and sound.

The adventure began and all participants started gathering “materia” while observing what happened during that process that would culminate in a “coversation piece”.


These final “conversation pieces”, testimonies of a longer artistic dialogue will be exhibited simultaneously in Bangkok, Thailand and in Faro, Portugal during 2019.


TEAM 1: Teema Muekthong and Rui Antonio

TEAM 2: Bim Sophida and Beatriz Cantinho

TEAM 3: Lim Shi Shien and José Alberto Pinto

TEAM 4: António Araújo and Hanspeter Ammann

TEAM 5: Pedro Vieiga and Nigel Power (and Otto)