Canal Lisboa pages are only available in Portuguese


João Onofre presents a performative installation inspired by the history of the Boiler Room of the Tejo Power Station as a key provider of light for the city of Lisboa, but also as a showcase of the most advanced technology. Taking the sun as both a source of light and energy, the artists reinvents the notion of the power station, this time interpreting it as a stage and instrument. Proceeding with his recent research on the relationship between sound and space, Onofre has devised a real-time sound performance predicated by the sun’s path and by the intensity of its glare. And so, as the sun’s rays hit the different parts of the boilers, the piece produces a panoply of sounds produced by the artist with the famous percussionist Miquel Bernat. Until 18th September, every day except Tuesday, 12 noon to 8 pm, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Avenida Brasília, Central Tejo. Tickets: 5 euros.



  • MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    Avenida Brasília, Central Tejo (Belém)

    1300-598 | Lisboa

  • Dates

    From  16-05-2017  to  18-09-2017
    Monday 12:00 - 20:00
    Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
    Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
    Friday 12:00 - 20:00
    Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
    Sunday 12:00 - 20:00

  • Price: € 5