José Simões: How the Portuguese eat the…(white bread toast)


‘How the Portuguese eat the…(white bread toast)’ is the first of a series of a research of video works about Portuguese customs and habits. It’s a social and an anthropological portrait of generations about the different ways we eat certain traditional gastronomies. In what way we do old and new habits, if we eat at the beginning or at the end to keep the best part, and why it’s so.

To see at
Klyde Warren Park

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

José Simões was born in Mozambique, Beira, one year and four days after the Carnation Revolution. He graduated in Fine Arts – Sculpture, in Oporto Fine Art School, and Master of Urban Design: Art, City, Society in the Fine Arts Faculty of Barcelona University, Spain.

Simões participated in video projects residencies in Benevento, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; and Den Bosch, Netherlands around issues like Environment, Youth Work and Art Activism.


An experimental short documentary – 42º33’28.00”N 0º45’08.00”E Barrabés, about landscape at CDAN–Centro de Arte y Naturaleza in the 4th competition of Instantes de Paisaje 2010 and in the 5º Festival Internacional de Cinema de Montanha Shh – Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Argentina. A video art project about emotional borders, Pim, Pam with projections in NY, Buenos Aires, Plovdiv, Berlin, Barcelona, Romania.

At the moment most of his time is dedicated to experimental video, documentary/archive and video art, where developed works related to anthropological, psychological, cultural and social issues, as well as the collection of meanings.

A biennial public art event of light, video and sound.

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