Lectures Workshops Concerts
Binaural is a Portuguese media arts collective that promotes the exploration and research in sound, visual and new media arts, focusing on the crossing of media and languages and on the articulation between artistic production and the surrounding context, particularly through its activities in the rural space of Nodar.
Binaural runs Nodar Artist Residency Center, located in an ancestral rural mountain community of northern Portugal. Through an annual program of residencies, are organized and produced the development of media arts projects from international artists, followed by public presentations in the surrounding villages. The resident artists are encouraged to establish interactions with the place, its inhabitants, geographic space and memory.
Between January, 21st and February, 17th 2009, Binaural founder and sound artist Rui Costa and the sound/video artist Maile Colbert will conduct a series of lectures, workshops and concerts hosted by US universities and cultural organizations. Through this tour, Binaural seeks to share with artists, students and communities from across Atlantic the experience of an immersive and committed site-specific art practice and of creative interaction with rural communities. A particular focus will be given to the different possibilities of working with sound in a site-specific manner.
As part of the lectures, some excerpts of works developed in Nodar will be presented, by such sound / video artists as Martin Clarke & Alicja Rogalska, Vered Dror, Maile Colbert, John Grzinich, Aaron Ximm, Pablo Rega & Oscar de Paz, Jurate Jarulyte Weiss, o.blaat, Pali Meursault, Viv Corringham, Rui Costa & Manuela Barile, Suzanne Caines, Christine Niehoff and Xesús Valle.
for the Full Program in english go to: http://www.binauralmedia.org/news/langswitch_lang/en/
Our best wishes for 2009
Binaural – Associação Cultural
Alameda Padre Álvaro Proença, Nº 10 – 12ºA
Tel. +351 91 895 18 57