Exhibition – Index
Sonic GeometryMay 12 - Aug 05
May 12 – Aug 05 2018
ARTISTS: FRANCISCO JANES, FRANCISCO QUEIMADELA AND MARIANA CALÓ, JONATHAN ULIEL SALDANHA, LAETITIA MORAIS, MANON HARROIS, MIGUEL LEAL, MIKE COOTER, PEDRO TROPA, PEDRO TUDELA, RICARDO JACINTO, SARA BICHÃO, TOMÁS CUNHA FERREIRA
energy — frequency — form
Index Exhibition presents the group of artists who, in the framework of the Sonic Geometry project, will work within the institutional context of the Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre, in different physical and conceptual platforms. During a one-year period, these thirteen artists will be involved with Arquipélago, Ribeira Grande and the island of São Miguel in a large and complex project involving three distinct entities – the territory, archive and exhibition space – spanning several dimensions of the creative process, including artistic residency, research, production, exhibition, and performance.
The project combines Portuguese and foreign artists whose works and research incorporate sound, as a raw material or conceptual structure. They all ground their work on a solid basis of research and experimentation. The choice of the artists was based on collaborative awareness and, secondly, on the relationship between each artist’s oeuvre and the distinctive characteristics of the archipelago of the Azores, whose volcanic origin, cosmic resonance, and the intense and diverse presence of nature (as an immanent force and feeling) has a strong impact on a wide array of different creators and thinkers.
It is an innovative project that involves an unprecedented exploration of Portugal’s largest audiovisual archive, owned by the public broadcaster, RTP, whose time horizon overlaps with the formation of a sensation of postmodern and contemporary existence in Portugal. In Index Exhibition we present a selection of images and sounds collected from this Archive, which serve as a kind of unconscious heartbeat for the project.
Nuno Faria and Nicolau Tudela (curators)