Sound art residency
Municipality of Vouzela (Portugal)
October 9th to 29th, 2016
Public Presentation, October 29th at 18:00
Lafões.Cult.Lab, Vouzela (Portugal)
Émilie Bahuaud [FR] Juan Duarte Regino [MX] Marialuisa Capurso [IT] Sébastien Piquemal [FR]
An artist residency part of SoCCoS (“Sounds of Culture, Culture of Sounds”) European Network, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission and that includes Binaural/Nodar (Portugal), QO-2 (Belgium), CTM/Disk (Germany), A-i-R Laboratory (Poland) and Hai-Art (Finland)
After several many years hosting projects that worked thematic aspects of the territory that were beforehand proposed to artists (riverscapes, voicescapes, religion, rural architecture, social mobility), Binaural/Nodar has been working in 2015 and 2016 on the liberating nature of the absence of a script or of a previous guiding theme, inviting artists to emphasize organic, expressive and visceral contacts with landscapes of the Portuguese Lafões region, through workshops, performances and/or installations which senses are to be locally defined from the stimuli and interactions that ultimately are present.
The four artists who will do creative work in Vouzela have multifaceted and diverse paths in the fields of sound art, vocal performance, code-art, free improvisation and visual arts.
Juan Duarte Regino
The residency of Sébastien Piquemal and Juan Duarte Regino will be based on a workshop with youths from Vouzela, where they will build together a temporary installation in the surroundings of the town. Bespoke devices broadcasting sounds of the environment will be installed, which would be inaudible otherwise. The broad-casted sounds will then be listened to with a simple FM radio, and anybody tuned in to the right frequency can walk around, hunt and discover them. The relevance of this project goes further than merely learning on technology and it aims to use radio critically in the context of participatory art, empowerment and cultural identity through a guided sonic experience.
Juan Duarte Regino
Born in Mexico City (1985) he works on interactions as a tool for generative art experiments through the exploration of digital and analog platforms as agents to transform that express materials both sonically and visually. His work has been presented in CTM Festival 2015, Spiral Gallery,, AAVE Festival, Bonniers Konsthall, Rundum Showcase, ICLI 2014 , Ljudmila, Radio and TV Museum of Lahti, Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle, Mänttä Art Festival. Since 2014 he is part of Pixelache – art and activist group based in Helsinki, bringing media art practices for social engagement, and technological appropriation.
French experimental musician and programmer living in Helsinki. Author of #WebPd & other open-source audio projects. Has been playing extensively in sound and media arts festivals, namely together with Tim Shaw.
Voices, sounds and words,
a walking diary
Voices, sounds and words, a walking diary is a project to be developed in and around Vouzela that associates sound creation and walking, in an organic manner. It’s a slow process of emergence of sound writing and introspective text, melodies and rhythms, of the body and its position in the environment, day after day and step by step, through the rigour of a repeated exercise as well as the release of the creative process. It might become a recorded diary, a concert, a radio piece.
From a first life as a visual artist, graduate of E.N.S.A.D, Emilie Bahuaud kept the drawing and a sense of appropriation of techniques. But it’s the music that occupies her life, with different short term or long term formations, in the encounter and improvisation. In parallel, she’s been slowly building an experimental solo project. The limits of the exercise of the voice strike and the texts from an imaginary language to a head-on expression seduce. Her universe is at the same time fragile and intense.
The need to listen, to reinvent our listening, the opening of the senses in a non-saturated place. A tactile approach which leads to the perception of otherness. The experience of the real by touch, thus reducing distances, and giving a sense of nakedness and exposure to the world. An investigation on how voice changes, on what the body feels and how it can relate to a specific environment.
Marialuisa Capurso will work in Vouzela on the experience of otherness, using body and vocal sensory techniques to tune herself to a new rural environment, and later to record and map a series of long duration performances with the help of graphic scores.
Marialuisa Capurso is an southern italian singer, sound artist, composer and performer. Her work is multidisciplinary and focused on the connection between voice, sound, field recordings, body and improvisation. She investigates and explores the realm of acoustic sounds and electronic interfaces as extension of human voice. Art and life, sound and movement, the common line is the improvisation which leads her to research and to create new worlds.