Lisbon under the stars, in its original version, invites us to relive the eventful history of the Carmelite convent (Covento do Carmo/Chiado) in Lisbon.
Superb ruins, preserved as they are, which house the archaeology museum.
Created in 2018 to celebrate the European Year of Heritage, the Lisbon Under Stars Videomapping show is once again on show in the ruins of the starry-vaulted convent.
The idea is to immerse the viewer in the images and sound. The special effects give the impression that the walls of the nave of the convent church have a life of their own.
Besides, the convent is a character, a young woman who tells the story of the building’s adventures over the centuries: from its construction, to its destruction during the terrible earthquake of 1755, to the attempts to rebuild and rehabilitate it. And even street art, contemporary urban art.
The departure of the caravels, the earthquake of course, but also the carnation revolution were particularly successful moments: the colonial wars were not forgotten, and it was a remarkable audacity.