Latin American Political Chants

Posted on May 18, 2009

18 May 2009
Workshop by: Leandro Cardoso and Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre
Talk Show (6 May – 31 May 2009)
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art

Photograph courtesy of Luciana Mugayar

This workshop of Latin American Political Chants was a collaboration with Leandro Cardoso – a Brazilian artist temporarily based in London whist doing an MA at The London Consortium, and was part of Talk Show, a month-long season of artworks and live events addressing that central feature of human life – the act of speechWe worked with historical recordings as an attempt to relate to a crucial political moment through its recorded ‘sound qualities’. Rather than trying to resolve historical events, we tried to embody and transform some of their voices through discussion and a series of exercises of listening and repetition.

You can read a review of the workshop posted in the blog of a participant.

You can listen to sound clips we produced in the ICA website.

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