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Inauguration of “Por trás de uma performance: O Tufo da Mafalala”
This piece results from the collaboration between artist-researchers in the field of sound arts and anthropology at Queen's University Belfast Pedro Rebelo, Matilde Meireles and Iñigo Sánchez, the Mafalala Tufo Group and the IVERCA Association, developed as part of a broader research project aimed at better understanding the role of music and sound as agents of transformation in situations marked by conflict.
Through a collaborative process of interviews, field recordings, video and photography. Behind a performance, she approaches the artistic practice of Tufo, namely its preparation and social significance, but also the experiences of the group of makhuwa women who constitute and dynamize the Tufo Group of Mafalala. Articulating different forms of knowledge (traditional, scientific, artistic), the piece presented as an installation aims to generate a space for reflection on Tufo in different dimensions, including spatio-temporal contexts and future aspirations and perspectives.
Pedro Rebelo is a composer, performer and sound artist. He graduated at the University of Edinburgh in 2002 where he investigated relationships between music and architecture. Pedro has developed participatory projects with communities in Belfast, in the favela of Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Maputo and with gypsy communities in Portugal. This work has resulted in exhibitions of sound art in spaces such as the Metropolitan Arts Center, Belfast, Lage Park, Rio de Janeiro Maré Museum, MAC Nitéroi and Ephemeral Gardens.
Matilde Meireles is a sound artist and researcher, having a PhD in Sound Arts from Queen's University Belfast in the UK. Her artwork and research explores the role of design and photography in the expansion of the field of sound arts, in particular of sound recording and its use in multi-sensory experiments. Her work has been presented in Germany, Brazil, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Iñigo Sánchez Fuarros holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). At the moment, he works as an invited assistant professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universdade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon) His lines of research cover topics such as the study of music in migratory contexts, the relationship between music and the city, as well as the problems related to the anthropology of sound.
Date and Time: Thursday, February 15 (at 17h30 Inauguration) to Friday, March 30 2018
Address: Camões - Centro Cultural Português, Av. Julius Nyerere no.720, Maputo