37000 prepared Rye branches
Dispersion sound system.
Curated by Raquel Castro
Produced in the North Village of Campo do Gerês
Triennal de Arquitectura - Palácio Sinel de Cordes
Lisboa Soa 2020 - Lisboa European Green Capital
Fictional Forests is an electroacoustic sound Installation, designed for the main room of the Sinel de Cordes Palace. The piece constructs around the idea of a fictional natural-ready-made, by re-appropriating organic elements of Portuguese agricultural heritage. The rye branches are individually selected and transplanted into an unusual acoustic setting, where the reverb of the big saloon isolates and intensifies the Sound clashes produced by the contact between grains.
This large-scale work explores the opposition between the romantic memory of the golden Rye fields, into a situation that is entirely fictional, abnormal, mechanic, and perhaps surreal.