Casting Off With the Artist Collective Guarda Rios on Portugal’s Rivers

Find out what four artists are doing on Portugal's rivers, inspired in part by Huckleberry Finn and Kon-Tiki

Happy Earth Day! Since about 71% of the Earth is made up of water, perhaps it’s time we pay tribute to Portugal’s own with a little art, some PVC, and lots of gumption.

Atlas drove up to Lagoa de Obidos to get our feet wet with Lisbon-based artist Francisco Pinheiro and his colleagues Laura Marques and Nuno Barroso while learning about their latest project — inspired by Portugal’s rivers, Huckleberry Finn, and Kon-Tiki. Here’s what we learned: 

Video edited by Ellis Dixon

Click here to find out more about the Guarda Rios artist collective and OSSO – Associação Cultural, which located in São Gregório da Fanadia.

Related: Francisco Pinheiro: Standing on the Divide of “Clinamen”

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