Sound art event occupies old castle in Rio de Janeiro

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

The occupation
The occupation ARTE SONORA [SOUND ART] highlights the sound for two months, at Castelinho do Flamengo, an small castle in the city. Artists, DJs, musicians and researchers will present installations, videos, performances, DJ sets, besides recording podcasts and mixtapes.

During the event, Franz Manata and Saulo Laudares will transfer their atelier activities to the cultural centre.

Wednesdays and Fridays will be dedicated to The Place, a practice developed by the duo since 1998, which consists in a collective space of sound experiences, where artists, researchers, DJs, musicians and the public share their interests and experiences in sound.

Participating artists

Alex Mandarino ▪ Anna Costa e Silva ▪ Bhagavan David ▪ BQVC ▪ Caio Cesar Loures ▪ Carlos Lafert ▪ Felipe Vaz ▪ Gabriel Cavalleiro ▪ πollanda ▪ Jose Hesse ▪ Lara Leal ▪ Leandra Lambert ▪ Leliene Rodrigues ▪ Luisa Puterman ▪ Luiza Porto ▪ Marcelo Mudou ▪ Mila Bartilotti ▪ Nuvem Movel ▪ O Grivo ▪ Pedro Victor Brandão ▪ Ricco Garcia ▪ Savio de Queiroz ▪ Sean Diss ▪ Vivian Caccuri ▪ e outros

The project

ARTE SONORA is an artistic practice by the duo Franz Manata e Saulo Laudares. The project started in 2009 at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage and assumed numerous formats: workshops, happenings, podcasts, exhibitions, publications, radio shows, web actions and residency programs. Its content is shared for free on:

After six years, ARTE SONORA transformed into a research platform, actions, recordings for online divulgations and with the participation of important brazilian thinkers and artists, such as: Cildo Meireles, Guilherme Vaz, Rodolfo Caesar, Chelpa Ferro, among others.

The duo

Franz is an artist, curator and professor. Saulo is an artist and producer/DJ. Both teach at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage. They started the is activities as a duo in 1996, from the observation about the universe of behavior and the contemporary electronic music culture and joining residency programs, group and solo shows, in Brazil or abroad.Learn more about Franz Manata e Saulo Laudares, nominated to PIPA 2013.

Ocupação Arte Sonora
Opening: Friday­, March 6th, at 6pm
On view through April 26th, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm
Castelinho do Flamengo (Centro Cultural Municipal Oduvaldo Vianna Filho)
Praia do Flamengo, 158
(55 21) 2205 ­0655

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