June 9th, 2021, 20:30, ZOOM
Meeting ID: 816 7359 2787
“Lisbon’s Street Art(scape) in Madonna’s Madame X (2020) Visual Imaginary”
Rogério Puga, FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
In 2017, Madonna moved to Lisbon where she lived until 2020. During her stay, the pop singer was influenced by Fado and music and art of the African/Afro-descendant and Brazilian communities (Morna, Funaná, Batucadeiras), and was depicted walking around and posing in the Portuguese capital, especially in her own social media. Her persona Madame X, also a fadista, was filmed in Lisbon, a diasporic city, and the video “Funana” and the documentary “The World of Madame X”” incorporate some of the city’s street art. This lecture analyzes the use of Lisbon’s street art in the visual ‘glocalized’ world of Madame X, as well as the representation of Lisbon, which had recently become a mass tourist attraction.
Rogério Miguel Puga holds a PhD on Anglo-Portuguese Studies (FCSH, Nova University of Lisbon), was a Lecturer at Institute of Education and Sciences, (ISEC, Lisbon, 2000–2005), Assistant Professor at the University of Macao (2007–2009) and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS, Nova University of Lisbon). He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova University of Lisbon. He taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, and Escola Superior de Educação), and he is a research collaborator at the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM, New University) and at the Centre for Comparative Studies (University of Lisbon).