11 Feb. Talk: SOUND ART CURATORIAL PRACTICE AND PERSPECTIVES by Carsten Seiffarth and Raquel Castro
SOUND ART: curatorial practice and perspectives
Next 11th February in the SOMAR space Carsten Seiffarth (Berlin) and Raquel Castro (Lisboa) will meet to talk about aspects of sound art. In an informal conversation they will present ideas and projects which they are involved in as well as exchange perspectives and curatorial experiences about installative sound art.
11 Feb. 6:30PM
RAQUEL CASTRO is a portuguese researcher, film director and sound art curator. In 2003, she produced and co-directed a series of documentaries on the oral memory of Portuguese communities. As part of this project, she lived in various regions of the country, collecting voices, images and sounds. She began to take an interest in the sound identity of the places she visited, which led her to write a master’s thesis on Acoustic Ecology for the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon. She directed the documentary Soundwalkers, which was premiered in 2009 at the Subtropics festival in Miami and presented at several festivals and conferences on sound around the world. Among her films, she also highlights The Neighborhood and Leve Leve Non Caba Ué, winner of the Ovarvídeo festival (2007). She holds a PhD in Communication and Arts from Universidade Nova de Lisboa with the thesis “Contributions to an Analysis of the Soundscape: Sound, Space and Acoustic Identity”. Currently, she is working on a new series of documentaries about sound and environment that will be presented by RTP2. She is the director and curator of the international symposium Invisible Places and the Lisboa Soa sound art festival. Both events aim to promote the very political idea of listening as a creative practice by bridging art and science through installations, sonic actions, ear cleaning exercises, soundwalks and sound performances.