Bodyphonic Gardens

2012, Portugal

Bodyphonic is one of the winning projects of ‘Performance Architecture’, a competition held within the scope of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture. The installation populates the historic gardens of Guimarães with a set of public sound sculptures. Four structures are installed on four existing platforms, each of which encourage interaction from passers-by who can use a particular part of their bodies to activate sound devices. Spontaneous soundscapes are generated through improvisation. 

This project investigates alternative relationships between bodies and the physical structures that shape public spaces.

Location: Guimarães, Portugal
Status: Completed 2012
Client: ECC Guimarães 2012
Area: 136m²
In collaboration with: Carlos Foyedo, Miguel C. Tavares, Frederico Martins, Guilherme Sepúlveda, Edgar Brito
Video: Miguel C. Tavares