speaking thr-o-ugh is an intervention happening in three different cities in three different continents: Berlin (Germany), Florianópolis (Brazil) and Istanbul (Turkey).
Three female artists, one in each of the cities, go to a predetermined location in public space. Each of them holds a speaker covering her mouth, facing outwards.
The speakers play a collection of voices of womxn answering a previous call with the question “what do you want to put out?”. As interfaces, the performers give body to the responses, making the collected voices sound in the three different environments.
*TOPIA RESIDENCY PROGRAM in cooperation with SOMARUMOR II
MARIANA CARVALHO (BR/DE)
Mariana Carvalho (São Paulo, 1994) is a performer, improviser, pianist and sound artist. She works with body, voices, listening, relation, distance, gender, inner sounds, nylon, eutony through performances, installations or video performances. She is currently a Sound Studies and Sonic arts master program student at UdK in Berlin and has a piano bachelor’s degree from the University of São Paulo. She is part of Sonora – músicas e feminismos (Sonorous – music and feminisms), a Brazilian feminist collaborative network.
NIRAH POMAR (BR)
Nirah has been studying singing and voice possibilities for over ten years. She is a singer, music therapist and is currently studying for her Doctorate degree in Music at Udesc (Florianópolis, Brazil). She likes to explore the sound universe, hear what is going on and play with the sounds. In addition to listening to the world, she wants to show the world what she hears, discovering and exploring different listening perspectives.
ELIF SOĞUKSU (TR)
Elif Gülin Soğuksu is a composer, sound artist and performer based in Istanbul. She is currently pursuing her studies in composition and audio technology at Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department. She is highly interested in creativity in the fields of performance arts, visual arts, digital arts and new media. In her artistic practices, she is trying to mix and cross all these disciplines and set them into relationships with sounds. She has been composing music and sound designing for films, audiovisual projects, theatre, live performances and sound installations. She has also been performing with live-electronics, with her voice and body.
LAURA MELLO (BR/DE)