LISTENING TO THE SOUNDS OF LISBON
Shadow Soundings is the new international commission for MAAT’s Oval Gallery. An immersive sound and video installation by American artist Bill Fontana, which was created from the sounds and vibrations of the 25th of April Bridge and the Tagus River. In this installation, especially created for Lisbon, the artist captures the sonority of the bridge and amplifies them until they acquire a musical quality.
Bill Fontana is a worldwide renowned pioneer in artistic experimentation with sound. Fontana is an artist who “captures the sound of things”, as he likes to say. In Lisbon, and for the first time, the artist couples a dynamic sound dimension with a livestreaming video component. Using seven projections, the installation shows unique views of the bridge and the Tagus river, as well as unknown angles of the shadows of vehicles moving across the bridge. As the artist explains, it was from these “moving shadows that produce the iconic ‘singing’ sound of the bridge” that the title Shadow Soundings emerged.
The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, opened its doors to the public on October 5th 2016. Presenting itself as a new cultural center in the city of Lisbon, the MAAT represents an ambition project to host national and international exhibitions with contributions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers.
Visit this amazing Museum, discover their many exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art and immerse yourself in the magnificent view of the river as you walk out of this architectural wonder.
The Shadow Soundings exhibition is open to the public until December 30th 2017. If you are in Lisbon this week, you should definitely include this on your to do list.
If you’re interested, contact me and I can purchase your tickets in advance. I will also include a free gift, an e-guide with my LISBON’S TOP TIPS!
Normal price -5 €
Student – 2,50 €
Senior – 2,50 €
Group 2,50 € per person
0-18 years old – Free
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