In May 2010 the host city for S.A.C.S. is Porto.
The participants are from five different cities and eight different academies (go to Partners section).
The students have formed four working groups, each creating a project in one of Porto’s city spaces.
GROUP 1 PROJECT: “The Lounge”
GROUP 2 PROJECT: “Voices of the market”
GROUP 3 PROJECT: “SBSGSG 1.0”
GROUP 4 PROJECT: “United Machines International Sound Research Lab”
VIDEO OF SACS PORTO 2010: see the presentation Video
Šarūnas Akelaitis (Vilnius)________photo, video art
Joana Moraes (Porto)___________acting, directing
Karl-Johan Sellberg (Göteborg)_____architecture
Mirko Thamm (Berlin)______composition, physics
Mi-Ji Yi (Verona)______ music and art
THE RESPONSIBLE TEACHERS
The project took place in the square, occupied by mostly local people. The square had some distinct features itself: for example an unconventional positioning of the seating places. The project consisted of 3 main parts:
1. During the course of the week the working group interviewed the locals, asking them about things connected with the place (or even not: including questions, about what people have eaten for the breakfast etc.). The interviews were edited together into a continuous compilation, which was played back constantly during the performance of the project. Loudspeakers were located at the statue on further end of the square.
2. The areas on the ground around the benches and chairs in the square were covered with bubble-wrap, so that everyone who sat down, passed by, or merely kept their feet on it made subtle popping sounds.
3. On the other side of the square (opposite the statue) was positioned the “Sound Cafe” stand, together with two seats for customers. Anyone could ask to listen to a sound and choose from a special “sound menu” (with a selection of starters, main courses and desserts). The choice was theirs!
Johan Landgren (Göteborg)____music, sound art
Leonas Milius (Vilnius)__________theatre
José Diogo Neves (Porto)__________music technology
Irene Palentini (Verona)__________painting
Tobias Purfürst (Berlin)_________architecture, sound design
THE RESPONSIBLE TEACHER
THE PROJECT: “VOICES OF THE MARKET”
The aim of the project is to make people aware of the cultural and historical depth of the Bolhao market as a social element participating in the local urban tradition. Based on various discussion with the sellers and worker at the market, the project centred around the idea that the market is a space filled with lives, stories and memories that should be preserved and re-invested as a future resource.
The projects is designed to last for 30-45 minutes and is composed of three interconnected part, each managed by a specific artistic discipline. At the sound level: the diffusion around the market space of edited parts of interviews with market workers realized by the group. At the visual level: the installation in the aerial space of the market of five-seven long strings on which a number of (orange-covered) books are hung. At the performance level: the acting of a mime who interacts with the buyers mimicking their behaviour.
In short, with the synergy of these three artistic actions, the project aims to make the people of Porto aware and critically sensitive to the importance of the market as a local social and cultural space.
Sandra Bühler (Berlin)____________art and media, experimental film
Marius Čivilis (Vilnius)________composition, sound engineering
Nuno Ferriera (Porto)________video, photo
Patricia Fumagali Coutinho (Verona)__________Design
Christian Strömqvist (Göteborg)______ child culture design
THE RESPONSIBLE TEACHER
THE PROJECT: “SBSGSG 1.0 (Sao Bento Sound Ground Symbol Garden)”
In the main hall of the central railway station an installation was placed. The installation was interactive and connected to a camera. The camera registered the movements when people walked by or moved in the front of certain symbols that appeared on a wall. The movements triggered sounds from the computer connected to the camera. The sounds were connected to the environment at the central station, including field recordings and certain modulations. The graphic symbols were inspired by particular details from the central station and redesigned.
Maria Boytscheff (Berlin)___________business-social communication, new media
Nuno Costa (Porto)______________composition
Christian Hansen (Göteborg)__________fine arts
Stefano Mancuso (Verona)__________Music
Rūta Songailaitė (Vilnius)________photo, media art
Igor Silva (Porto)______________composition
THE RESPONSIBLE TEACHER
João Aguiar Valente_________________(Porto)
1st. time presentation of the new socio-nano-microphone technique
In front of two abandoned houses in the Rua Santa Catarina: sound performance on the political issue of abandoned houses in Porto. The prepared materials included recorded material of everyday sounds in apartment houses – processed and remixed – and the performance played on the idea of a posed research group that is examining the two houses. The section of Rua Santa Catarina – Porto’s main pedestrian thoroughfare – in front of the two abandoned houses was chosen for the performance. Chairs were placed on opposite site of the street like the seating in a theater. The performance was announced as a presentation of a brand new research tool that provides an auditory “insight” in abandoned houses. The moment the microphones were passed-through the broken windows, an audio recording was played back.