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Transmissão Fordlândia
Public Program - Fordlândia
Radio Workshops

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Monday-Saturday, September 11-14 and 16, 2017, 6-8 pm AMT
Former Ford Factory Building
Fordlândia, Brazil
Meeting point: Water tower
No special clothing or equipment needed. Just bring yourself.

These special radio workshops about sound and communication, led by sound artists Gabriel Martinho, Angelo Madson, and Véronique Isabelle, operate as a forum for community learning and exchange, exploring the creation of radio content as a means for social communication, cultural transmission, and artistic manifestation. The workshops will result in a series of sound works created in collaboration with the artists and will be presented during Transmissão Fordlândia – a live radio broadcast transmission and sound exhibition.

Gabriel Martinho, Desancorar da ilha, from the short-film PROXIMA, 2015
Monday, September 11: Communication towards Citizenship: Contents and Formats for Radio Programs (Angelo Madson)
Tuesday, September 12: Voices to be Heard: Stories and Objects from Memories (Véronique Isabelle)
Wednesday, September 13: Sound Territories: Sound Gathering and Alternative Contents (Gabriel Martinho)
Thursday, September 14: Finishing and Editing Content (All groups)
Saturday, September 16: Presentation of sound works during Transmissão Fordlândia opening event

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

Monday, September 11
Communication towards Citizenship: Contents and Formats for Radio Programs
Facilitator: Angelo Madson

This workshop will present Theoretical Training and Technical Training for Radio. This includes a review pre-production knowledge such as radiophonic language and elaboration of script; production considerations such as vocal heating and voice techniques, mounting equipment, OFF recording, and audio edition and digital edition software; and important post-production information such as FM broadcasting and online broadcasting requirements.

Tuesday, September 12
Voices To Be Heard: Stories and Objects from Memories
Facilitator: Véronique Isabelle

This workshop will help participants develop storytelling skills and techniques by sharing stories and memories. Participants will contribute by narrating stories and recording and gathering the stories of others. They will then organize and edit these stories to recreate another narrative, as a traveling experience in space and time in Fordlândia. Reciting examples of storytelling from other regions, participants will elaborate a cartography of Fordlândia, excavating memories of the region, including supernatural manifestations, important events, and highlights in the landscape that have created important narratives over time.

Wednesday, September 13
Sound Territories : Creative Listening Workshop for Radio
Facilitator: Gabriel Martinho

The workshop provides an opportunity for collective sound study through capturing direct sound from various spaces and activities to exercise listening skills and determine environments for radio. From practical exercises involving listening, auditory memory, and imagination, participants will work together collectively to experiment with sonic aspects such as noise, silence, rhythm and voice. Together, they will produce sound fragments and discuss the possibilities of transmission in the live broadcast event.




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, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation, 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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