Follow the Red Line, please

The Red Line is a three-dimensional drawing made at and with the landscape. The inscribed sentences invite the visitor to look at the surrounding and interact with it.
Follow the line, follow the sentences:
Hug a tree, look for the weasel, play hide-and-seek, walk barefoot at the park, say a poem, climb the hill and see the city, thank for the lush of the park…

Technical Details

Follow the Red Line, please, 2018

Author: Cristina Ataíde
1300 m (variable; full length of the Tether Strap)

Tether Strap, Paint, Metal
Mata do Fontelo / 40.6580970, -7.9015820
[On display between 2018 and 2020]

Author's Word

Cristina Ataíde

Lives and works in Lisbon. Graduate in Sculpture by the Superior School of Fine Arts of Lisbon, where also attended the Equipment Design course. Production director of sculpture and design in Made In (Alenquer, Portugal), from 1987/96, where she worked with numerous artists, such as Anish Kapoor, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Keit Sonnier, among others. Teacher at the Lusofona University (Lisbon), from 1997 until 2012. The concerns about nature are one of the most constant worries in her work. Going through different landscapes and around the world, trying to understand it’s questions. The denounce of ecological crimes, the preservation of nature, and in her last years, the problematics about the refugees, are always going around her personal and artistic preoccupations. Her work, most of the time done during the artist’s traveling, transits between sculpture and drawing, going through photography and video. Represented by the Galleries: Belo-Galsterer, Lisboa; Magda Bellotti, Madrid; Andrea Rehder, Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo; Ybakatu, Curitiba e The Shed Space, Brooklin, NYC.

Location between 2018-2020

Fontelo Woods
Viseu, Portugal
40.6580970, -7.9015820