LUGU

A duo of artists from Portugal and France that look daily materials to bring them back to life as artworks! Self-taught, experimentalists, playful, Lugu Test Area style is a combination of observation and sustainability ethos. They like the freedom of developing art from materials that are not used anymore (metals, components of old cars, etc), bringing them back to a new life. Old water buckets turned into surreal seating places, CDs turned into moopies, components of cars become music stages, VHS tapes turned into moving mad-max-style-disco ball, to name just a few. According to Lugu Test Area members, They give us a new creative pulse, a new input to create things never seen. Trash is non standard and unexpected, what better material to make art. But it is not only about using old industrialized materials. They explore the possibilities of bamboo, wood, cane, stones to combine the natural elements with the industrialized outputs. Such a creative flow fits perfectly with festival culture, they have been traveling the world in many large scale events, showcasing their art and leading a way of looking at common materials. People love it!
In a way, Lugu Test Area symbolize how a different perspective can turn waste into art. With this process they change the world and they bring more beautiness and playfulness on our everyday lives

Art Direction, Decoration, Ambient Lighting, Kinetic Istallations, Art pieces, Staging for Arts and Music
Festivals:Transahara 2011/13 (Art Direction, Morocco),
Boom 2004/0/08/10/12 (Portugal),
Symbiosis 2011/13 (Ambient lighting, USA),
Universo Paralello 2006/07/08/09/10/12/14 (Brazil),
Rainbow Serpent Festival 2010 (Australia),
Fusion 2009 (Germany),
Glade 2009 (UK),
Love Parade 2007 (Germany),
Transylvania Calling 2007 (Romenia)...
Design, Space Deco and Movie Edition for Business
Events:
Puma social 2010 (Lisbon),
Desafio Design 2010 (Fundação Serralves, Porto),
Calvin Klein 1999 (Lisbon),
Rado 2001 (Lisbon),
Swatch 1998 ( Universal Exhibition, Expo, Lisbon)

Formacao

Education: Research in museology, University of Montreal, 2003 Degrees in Art History and museology, 2002, Ecole du Louvre, Paris and in Ethnology 2003, La Sorbonne University, Paris