What do we think about when we think about another? About another body? How is the feeling of another body constituted within us?
Exploring the body as a site of potential, process and connection takes us to the precipice of the senses, to the collapse of its borders. After all, when we touch it’s not just that realm that is activated; our entire sensory field receives stimuli from those around us and the way they surround us. But what is the constituent matter of this encounter?
Sounding Bodies is a research project on the hearing/vision binomial applied to bodies and their interactions. For this first stage of public work, we visited the anechoic chamber at Instituto Superior Técnico and created a database of bodily sounds, both of bodies on their own as well as together. It quickly became clear that work based on the senses can become extremely abstract, ethereal and suggestive, often existing on the level of affects. This undefined space between bodies and experience becomes difficult to pin down. This evening we share our research in a conference-performance and invite you to explore this sonic and visual space with us.
The first part of this journey is aided by your cell phones and headphones: from the available QR CODE you can access audio files with binaural recordings of our explorations in the anechoic chamber. You can access the space’s WIFI network and follow the instructions provided in the QR CODE link.
Meet us on the terrace floor.
Maria Inês Roque is a creator and performer and her work focuses on the sensory experience of the world through the body. The pandemic has heightened her curiosity about creating intimacy between bodies.
Miguel Tavares started by filming his friends skateboarding and later studied image and movement. He moves between images and sounds.
Nuno Nolasco is an actor and creator. He has developed his work with artists such as Romeo Castellucci, Angélica Liddell, Vasco Araújo, Cão Solteiro, Gabriel Abrantes, Isadora Alves and Bruno Humberto, among others.
Miguel Ferrão Lopes has a degree in Visual Culture and Photography and attended PACAP3. He highlights his creations “We might look for new lovers” and “The prodigious flowering of anger”; as a performer he has worked with Ana Borralho and João Galante, André Uerba and Mónica Calle.