Geometria Sónica II / Sonic Geometry II
29 June – 6 October 2019

CIAJG (José de Guimarães International Arts Centre), Guimarães, Portugal

Geometria Sónica II / Sonic Geometry II

Sound is the core raw material that is used to build the works of ‘Sonic Geometry’ – an exhibition held in the CIAJG during the second exhibition period of 2019. It is a co-production between the CIAJG and Arquipélago, the contemporary art centre of the island of S. Miguel, in the Azores.

Until April and during a period lasting more than one year, 13 artists invited to the Azores were asked to develop works that explored RTP’s Sound and Image Archive. The artists were Francisco Janes, Francisco Queimadela e Mariana Caló, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Laetitia Morais, Manon Harrois, Miguel Leal, Mike Cooter, Pedro Tropa, Pedro Tudela, Ricardo Jacinto, Sara Bichão and Tomás Cunha Ferreira. All their works incorporate sound as a raw material, or as a conceptual structure, and were chosen for three exhibitions held in the Arquipélago, from which the CIAJG now receives a selection of works.

For this installation of ‘Sonic Geometry’, artists Mike Cooter and Tomás Cunha Ferreira will re-configure their installation ‘biombo’, incorporating new works and new loans from historical collections in Guimarães and Portugal more widely.