Safarejos, resonáces fluvials situades
This project is based on the acoustic ecology of traditional public laundries as places for meeting and socialization for women and children that fostered a network of aural relationships, where communication, care and raising children all combined spatially and bodily. Its content is fed by
interviews and in-situ sound recordings of the vestiges of traditional public laundries in Valencia to recover and amplify listening through the oral histories of those who inhabited these spaces and whose memories linger to this day.
The project revisited doing laundry (‘fer safareig’) with water as a resonant medium of this land through feminist listening by focusing on these communities’ aural connections through narratives in situ. Within the Ensems festival, members of Sono-(soro)ridades collective, Amanda Gutiérrez and Ana Mora, participated in an artistic residency, focusing on aural experiences that include reflections on in situ corporalities, gender, migration, decolonization and domestic labour. Their participation involved a small exhibition of the process with their research and artistic creation documentation, an augmented reality walk, and an acoustic concert.
This project was commissioned by ENSEMS Music Festival and developed at the Valencian Institute of Modersn Art IVAM
Ana Mora and Amanda Gutiérrez, Sono(soro)ridades collective
Stuart Jackson: percussion, guest musician
Rafael Tormo: cultural link