You are just a voice and nothing more
This residency focused on the spaces between breath, sound, song, and the concept of respiratory empathy. The visible relationship between the physicality of breathing and the sound that wanders through the body and beyond is the point of interest. A sound arises that emanates with the bones and joints and reveals the anatomical specificities of the different body parts.
Luísa Marinho Saraiva asks questions on gender relating to the importance and interpretation of sound. She explores how women’s voices are perceived in that pitch range others often consider to be unpleasant, and women’s ability to reach higher notes as well as the acoustic spaces between singing, jamming and screaming. Research extending from ancient sirens and song traditions that leads Marinho Saraiva to places with transcultural connections and to the periphery of Europe.