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Transmissão Fordlândia
Public Program - Fordlândia
Radio Workshops

Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Monday-Thursday September 11-14, 2017, 6-8 pm AMT
Former Ford Factory Buildings 1-4 Fordlândia, Brazil

These working sessions will be developed with and for a group of invested community members. Facilitated by artists Gabriel Martinho, Angelo Madson, and Véronique Isabelle, participants will share and develop techniques for listening, radio programming, and sound bite creation.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.

Gabriel Martinho, Desancorar da ilha, from the short-film PROXIMA, 2015
For the past year, Gabriel Martinho has been creating listening workshops in the north of Brazil (Belem and other surrounding towns). For Transmissão Fordlândia, he considers the experience of listening a collective one. In his listening workshops, Martinho will develop sound, voice, and noise as audio landscapes in collaboration with participants. These workshops will contribute to Sound Territories, a soundscape of Fordlândia’s imaginaries that explores its lands, social lives, and machinery.

Artist and anthropologist Véronique Isabelle develops research-based sound projects about landscapes – specifically involving water, islands, and memories. Inspired by circulating tales from the Fordlândia community, Isabelle will collect oral histories and fables from the locals, and will explore their relationship with other Amazonian tales. Workshop collaborations will culminate in an installation that folds those stories into a new site-specific work.

DJ, sociologist, and community organizer Angelo Madson organizes workshops on community radio and education, bringing theory and practical aspects of radio pre-production and post-production to develop community ownership in content creation. In Fordlândia, Madson will work with Oficina de Produção e Capacitação de Rádio to create programming content based on sampling, mixing, and sound bites. The sound bite as a construct will form the core of his exploration, as it informs the cultures of Techno Brega music, and functions as the operable unit of political messaging. These programs will be part of the Transmissão Fordlândia opening program.

Gabriel Martinho was born in Rio de Janeiro. He graduated with a degree in Social Communications (FACHA, Brazil), and Documentary Film (University of Cinema Foundation, Buenos Aires). He is a musician and has developed a theoretical research as well as a practice in the field of sound, especially focused on the composition of sound landscapes in documentary films and experiences realized in public spaces. He has exhibited work at the International Congress of Aesthetics of Cinema (France), and was awarded best short film by the International Film Festival of El Palomar (EPA CINE) and by the RAFMA (Argentine Network of Festivals and Audiovisual Samples).

Véronique Isabelle holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from Laval University in Québec and the Superior School of Fine Arts in Marseille, France in 2007; a M.A. in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, in 2013; and began studies for her PhD in the same institution in 2014. She has participated in various exhibitions and residencies, and has realized curatorial projects in Canada, France and Brazil. She creates projects in collaboration with other artists, with institutions and in different communities.

Angelo Madson is a sociologist, in charge of Radio Idade Mídia, an initiative which includes community radio workshops on edu-communication, teaching theoretical and practical aspects of radio pre-production and postproduction.

apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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