An online soap opera set between Brazil and the UK.

Telenovela is the latest project from Manchester and São Paulo-based artist Lowri Evans, blurring fiction and documentary to create an online art soap opera, which launches on the full moon of Sat 10 Sep.

Set between Brazil and the UK, Telenovela spans 16 short episodes made out of Lowri’s life and sketchbooks (and the gap between them). As with all good soap operas, viewers can expect heartache, adventure and cliffhangers, alongside explorations of memory, fantasy and reality.

The series will launch at an interactive outdoor screening at Islington Mill, Salford on the evening of Sat 10 Sep. Each of the 16 episodes will then be released nightly online from Sat 10 Sep at 21:00 (UK time), via HOME Screen and direct to inboxes via the Telenovela mailing list. You can sign up here.

Much of the story is set in São Paulo, and the theme music for the series is an original piece by Brazilian musicians Cristinas Cantam. The online version of Telenovela will also be available with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles, translated by writer Leda Cartum. Northern-based digital creatives are working on the project including Lisa MattocksHolly Close, Laura Skilbeck, Ella Otomewo and LGBTV. The soundtrack is composed by Andrew Heath.

As part of the project, Lowri has also been mentoring two associate artists – Mark Croasdale and Audrey Albert – who will also share short films as part of the launch event.

Telenovela is commissioned by HOME and Islington Mill. It is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Poster design by Lisa Mattocks.

Episode released every night at 21:00 from Sat 10 Sep

To receive news and updates about the Telenovela project, as well as direct links to each episode nightly between 10-25 Sep,  sign up to Lowri Evan’s Telenovella mailing list below *

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