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    1996 - 1998

    ACQUA MATRIX was a large scale outdoor multimedia show.
    JPF was both one of its authors (together with Alberto Lopes and Mário Carneiro) and its art director. Acqua Matrix stands as the biggest show ever set in Portugal with audience figures of around 6 millions total and some 300.000 just for the closing night. The show was in fact a big team work. The three authors ensured the project direction. The design was conducted by O Acaso, and the production and operation was due to the French company ECA2. The design team included among others: Mark Fisher: scenography; David Toop: soundtrack; Christophe Bertonneaux: pyrotechnics; Charles Thompson & Alex Marashian: images; Rafel Toral: “Boat Horns Overture”.

    Project development:
    November 1996 through May 1998

    Project performance:
    every night from May 21 to September 30 1998

    Read article by David Toop