Design of an audible and visual interactive habitat, from a series of sound installations activated and modulated by the visiting public.

March 12 – April 19, 2012
11h00 – 22h00, Monday to Friday

Normal (??Cultural Intervention Space)
University of Coruña
Paseo de Ronda 47, 15011 A Coruña (Galicia, Spain)


Commissioner: Alg-a.org Cultural Association
Organization: Alg-a + Normal
Production: Normal
Graphic Design: Normal + Escoitar.org
Support: University of Coruña

Participating Organizations:
Binaural / Nodar

List of artists and works to exhibit:
Isaac Cordal: Triptique
Luis Costa/Manuela Barile: A Esposa
Servando Barreiro: Attitudes
Igmig: Monos electrónicos
Berio Molina: Augmented Sound
Parto: Aquófono Bambú
Escoitar.org: Macrófono

Binaural / Nodar piece:

“In Memoriam Gente Nostrae”
Series of installations commissioned by Luis Costa

“In Memoriam Gente Nostrae # 1: A Esposa”
Sound / Visual / Object Installation by Manuela Barile

“In Memoriam Gente Nostrae” (“In Memory of Our People”) is a series of sound installations that binds directly to the family history of Binaural / Nodar’s board members, more precisely to rural villages located in the mountain range of Gralheira (São Pedro do Sul municipality, Portugal) where ancestors up to the sixth generation in the late eighteenth Century lived.

This series of installations is part of a set of anthropological surveys and sound field recording in villages such as Nodar, Sequeiros, Meã, Sa, Rompecilha, São Martinho das Moitas, Parada de Ester, Moimenta and Cabril, all representing different aspects of the spatio-temporal memory of a family, what could be called micro sound history.

The first piece in the series entitled “A Esposa” (“The Bride” ) is a sound, visual and object installation by Manuela Barile, built upon a reflection on the importance of marriage in ancient rural contexts, particularly the rites of passage of the day of ceremony in which the bride leaves for ever the house where she was born and raised, toward an uncertain future where nothing will be as before. “A Esposa” was based on a series of interviews with women in the family living in the village of Sequeiros.