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Promenade

Urban Interventions

 

Sinopse

Promenade é uma intervenção urbana sonora participativa que propõe uma ocupação do espaço público através da música. Pesquisa na região fronteiriça entre a música experimental, a arte sonora, a intervenção urbana, a performance e a arte participativa, resignifica o espaço através de uma ativação poética e estética das relações sociais e interpessoais do espaço.

Baseada em procedimentos de performance e dinâmicas coletivas construídas em relações de confiança e de livre participação pública, em Promenade os moradores e os espectadores experienciam uma redescoberta do espaço público através da alteração da paisagem sonora da rua, de seu ambiente/trajeto cotidiano.

Uma dinâmica social entre o público e o privado em que celebramos o fazer coletivo a partir da contemplação onírica. Uma ruptura sensorial da mundanidade através da empatia e da sutileza.

Munique / Alemanha desenvolvida durante o programa de residência artística PlusBrasil / Villa Waldberta em 2016
Bogotá / Colombia desenvolvida em colaboração com o programa de intercâmbio acadêmico da Universidad Pedagogica Nacional em 2015
São Paulo / Brazil apresentada na Virada Cultural 2015
Cadiz / Spain desenvolvida durante o programa de residência artística Linea De Costa in 2014
Paris / França desenvolvida durante o programa de residência artística Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris e apresentada na mostra ‘Si ma rue était…’ da Galerie Window em 2013

Programa

Primeiramente, o artista deve buscar por uma rua com características físicas e sociais específicas na cidade onde planeja realizar a ação. Esta ação urbana é realizada a partir de passeios sistemáticos de bicicleta pelas ruas da cidade e é baseada no conceito situacionista de deriva.

Uma vez encontrada, o artista deve entregar aos moradores desta rua discos e mp3 players contendo uma faixa de áudio. Cada habitante recebe uma faixa diferente de um grupo de camadas complementares de uma única composição musical.

(Se possível use apenas equipamentos encontrados nos apartamentos. O readymade gear enriquecerá a experiência com diferentes características sonoras: cada apartamento tocará uma camada de som diferente com um sistema de som diferente.)

Numa determinada data e horário combinados previamente entre o artista e os moradores, os moradores devem tocar seus áudios dispondo suas caixas de som nas janelas em direção à rua.

Espaço Auditivo

A escolha dos apartamentos e janelas, assim como a decisão de onde cada textura sonora seria posicionada, foram realizadas segundo um planejamento acústico em adaptação integral ao espaço: não foram utilizadas caixas de som locadas na casa das pessoas, estando o projeto sujeito a qualquer tipo de limitação, seja em função de potência dos equipamentos, seus horários e disponibilidade,funcionamento da casa, entre outros.

Neste sentido, texturas mais agudas e difusas foram destinadas aos andares mais altos, e as texturas principais compostas por pianos e percussão nas mais baixas e centrais.

Uma ocupação site specific levada às suas últimas consequência, em que o próprio processo de negociação pessoal com os moradores integra a criação artística.

Sinopsys

Promenade is a participative sound urban intervention that proposes a public space musical occupation. An artistic research that is situated in the boundaries of the experimental music, sound art, urban intervention, performance and participative art, resignify the space through a poetic and aesthetic activation of the social and interpersonal relations in the space.

Based in performance procedures and collective dynamics founded in relationships of trust and free public participation, in Promenade the inhabitants and the espectators experience a rediscovery of the public space through the alteration of the sound scape of the street, of his ambient/daily commute.

A social dynamic between the public and the private in which we celebrate the collective making through an oneiric contemplation. A sensorial rupture of the worldliness through empathy and subtlety

This urban intervention has been presented in five different occasions:

Munich / Germany developed during the PlusBrasil / Villa Waldberta Residency Program in 2016
Bogotá / Colombia for a project developed in collaboration with the academic exchage program of the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional in 2015
São Paulo / Brazil at the event Virada Cultural 2015
Cadiz / Spain developed during the Linea De Costa residency program in 2014
Paris / France developed during the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris residency program for the exhibition ‘Si ma rue était…’ at the Window Art Gallery in 2013

The Program

The artist must search one street in the city with specific physical and social aspects to create his installation. This urban research is made by systematic bike rides through the streets, and it is based in the situationist concept of derive. In this phase, the artist will be aware of the physical, acoustic and social aspects of the space.

Once found, the artist must give an audio track to the apartments of the chosen street, each one containing a different layer of one musical composition.

(If possible, use only the equipment found in the apartments. The readymade gear that will enrich the experience with different sound characteristics: every apartment will display its sound layer with a different sound system).

The artist ask the inhabitants to play the tracks in the same day, at the same time, with their own sound system placed in their windows and pointed toward the street.

Auditory Space

The position of each listening point will be made respecting an acoustic concept considering mixing frequencies, spatial composition and distance.

In this context, to listen to all tracks, one must walk through the street and perceive the changes in the sound textures while moving.
In this sense, evolved by music like in a movie, the interactor experiences the same street he is used to pass everyday in a completely different way. By walking through it, he is surprised by radical change in its soundscape, an oneiric experience that lead him to another perception of that space and that moment.
This synesthetic experience not only enables new emotional reactions, but also different memories and affective relations with that street. A contemplative state of mind that enables a new way of perceiving the space.

PROMENADE @ MUNICH, VILLA WALDBERTA / PLUSBRAZIL RESIDENCY PROGRAM, MUNICH, GERMANY, 2016

Realized in collaboration with Zamira Duque

 

PROMEDADE @ MINHOCÃO, VIRADA CULTURAL, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 2015

 

In Minhocão highway, we spent 15 days negotiating and installing sound systems in the house of residents.
As the aspect ratio and noise level were very different from those found in Paris and Cadiz, we have speakers rented for better sound perception of passersby.
We concentrated our efforts in negotiation and sound in spots with greater density of buildings on both sides of the track.

Performance Procedures

The negotiating procedures in Minhocão were very interesting and intense as we had personal contact with its residents and we understood better their desires and expectations in relation to the park project announced by the city hall last year.
In this sense, by performing the action in Minhocão we have brought up the issue about the use of public space in a ludic, participatory, oneiric and aesthetic way.

 

PROMENADE @ SEPTIMA AVENIDA, UNIVERSIDAD PEDAGOGICA NACIONAL, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, 2015

 

PROMENADE @ CALLE ANCHA, LINEA DE COSTA RESIDENCY PROGRAM, CADIZ, ESPANHA, 2014

Realized in collaboration with Talma Salem

Promenade :: Linea de Costa :: Cadiz / Spain 2014 from Dudu Tsuda on Vimeo.

In Cadiz, we occupied the Calle Ancha, central artery of the historic city center that links the St. Anthony Square to Municipal Market.
Like in Paris, the choice of the windows was performed according to an acoustic study of the street, and we only used sound systems found in people’s homes and / or borrowed from friends in the city. We also found an acoustic piano positioned in one of the windows, which gave us an even richer musical and sonic experience.

Performance procedures

For two weeks, we conducted derive actions in the city streets to look for potential places to the performance. These actions were taken in systematic bike rides for all neighborhoods of the historic center.
At this stage, we were attentive to social and urban structure of the street: we seek a fundamentally residential street where there is a large flow of pedestrian traffic.
After list some options, we started the negotiation procedures. At this stage, we had to find an inhabitant who would trust us, and would take part of the project and open the doors for us to know other inhabitants.
The negotiations were very successful and, as in Paris, the positive and negative feedback end up determining the performance space.

 

PROMENADE @ RUE GUSTAVE GOUBLIER, PARIS, FRANCE 2013

The mixing and the spatialization were performed in middle of the street, considering the nature of the sound of the different tracks, the quality of the sound system and the position of the windows (floor and building).
In this context, high frequencies smooth sounds were placed in higher windows, while low percussive sounds and the theme in piano were placed in ground floor windows. The result is an acoustic creation conceived specificly for that street with all its physical and cultural aspects.

 

PROMENADE @ VIRADA CULTURAL SP, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL 2013

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In São Paulo, the Promenade installation was exhibited at Augusta street. Sixteen speakers were placed in different points of the sidewalk. The impact of the sound in the public space allows new ways of being perceived.

Presented at Virada Cultural Paulistana (São Paulo / Brazil 2013)