Tálamo dos Cânticos na capela Árvore da Vida: por uma espiritualidade do atrevimento

Translated title of the contribution: Canticles' Thalamus at Tree of Life chapel: by a boldness spirituality

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The Tree of Life chapel was awarded in 2011 with the ArchDaily prize to the best religious architecture and became known worldwide. In the construction of a hermeneutic path of access to the eucharistic thalamus, in whose creation I participated, it is possible to explore its multidimensional comprehension: the different symbolic layers; as memory and recreation imply themselves. On that dialogue we have present artistic creations, the mystic literature (specially comments from Saint Theresa and sermons from Saint Bernard about Canticle of Canticles) and the contemporaneous poetry. Essayistic and meditative, the text challenges to a boldness spirituality, in Theresa's sense, whose creative expression is instituted in the poetic renovation of spatiality, sculptural praxis, ritual performance and religious language.
Translated title of the contributionCanticles' Thalamus at Tree of Life chapel: by a boldness spirituality
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)115-142
Number of pages28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Hermeneutics
  • Spirituality
  • Performance
  • Mystic
  • Poetry


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