Vougascapes #4: micro-residency in Portugal
Vougascapes #4 - International Summer Sound Practice and Social Research Residency
Municipalities of São Pedro do Sul, Vouzela and Oliveira de Frades, Portugal
Organized by Binaural/Nodar
Directed by Luis Costa and Manuela Barile
August, 21st – 27th, 2016
Binaural/Nodar has a longstanding experience in working creatively with specific territorial subjects, as a way to embrace a deep reflection on the complexities of the real, particularly of its rural region, Viseu Dão Lafões in Center Portugal. Following previous projects dealing with subjects such as riverscapes, ethno-architecture, religion or rural mobility, we invite international young artists and/or social practitioners for a one week summer camp to collectively work on the geographical and social impacts of the recently built water dam of Ribeiradio in the municipalities of São Pedro do Sul, Vouzela and Oliveira de Frades.
During the week, participants will go through different in-the-field workshops coordinated by Binaural/Nodar team about the local geo-ethnographical context, sound recording/editing/mixing techniques, ethical/moral questions of site-specific artistic practices and cooperation methodologies to enhance collective work.
The end result will be a series of sound/media works, writings, drawings, photographs, etc. that will all contribute to a final small publication to be released later in the year.