Jonathan Uliel Saldanha + Liliana Coutinho
Talk in Portuguese
A conversation with the artist Jonathan Saldanha that begins with the installation Lago Libidinal, presented at Index 2022, but which, it is hoped, will drift in multiple directions. There will be room to talk about music, but also about cultural, economic, mental, organic and inorganic contaminations. Of flows, of aesthetic metamorphosis and other transformations.
Musician, visual artist, sound and stage creator, Jonathan Saldanha founded SOOPA, a music and art collective active in Portosince 1998, and directs the ensemble HHY & The Macumbas since its debut in 2009. He works as a sonic and scenic constructor, within the interception of sound, gesture, voice, stage and film, operating elements of pre-language, resonant choirs, cyclic percussion, cybernetic systems, unfathomable presence, pressure, haptic memory, allopoiesis, echo and intra-cranial-dub. He is an associate artist of Teatro Municipal do Porto between 2020 and 2022, where he presented the pieces “Mercúrio Vermelho” (2020), “Lithium Faust” (2021) and “3x Drill”(2021). He has shown his work at Unsound, Palais de Tokyo, Culturgest and Serralves, among many other venues