Human Field Recordings workshop
Directed by Manuela Barile
Co-produced by: Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães (PT)
Workshop site: Fábrica ASA (Guimarães, PT)
Creative and Educational Workshops for Youths | 14 – 25 years old
Dates: 23 and 24 February 2013
Periods: 11h00 to 13h00 and 14h30 to 18h30
Registration fee: 5 Euros
For registration, please contact Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães, PT)
In human field recordings voice and body arise while inducing processes of recording, writing, processing or reproduction, and related to subjectivity factors in connection to the inhabited/lived acoustic space. This lab comprises the development of collective performances in urban and/or rural sites based on listening and translational/vocal interactions with acoustic stimuli. This will be a unique opportunity to plunge into the sound dimension of our individual and collective existence together with the artistic director of Binaural/Nodar.
Manuela Barile is Binaural/Nodar’s artistic director. She is an italian artist who lives and works in the region of São Pedro do Sul, Portugal. Since 2006, she develops place-based projects in the rural region of the mountain range of Gralheira (S. Pedro do Sul Municipality) working in close contact with the local communities. Her artistic works combine sound and visual antropology, installation, performance and voice used as an instrument. Her artistic approach is a continue investigation on reality, about being in the world, about personal experience. It takes in account several aspects such as the natural conformation of the territories, the architecture and history of the places, tradition, memory, ritual and sacred symbolizations deposited as indelible signs in the ground. As a singer, she embarked in 2001 on a personal journey in the field of vocal experimentation applied to free improvisation, based on the use of “extended vocal techniques” focused on the relationship between voice, body, soundscape and acoustic properties of places. Manuela Barile is currently artistic director of Binaural/Nodar, a Portuguese cultural organization dedicated to the promotion of sound and intermediate arts in the rural context. Her films have been screened at several festivals: Australian International Experimental Film Festival, Cologne OFF, Optica, Videoholica, International Film Festival of Camden (U.S.), etc.