Conference and film screening: Plastic Extension of Music - Unveiling the invisible (ELIA Academy)

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation


Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, Sweden

A workshop on the research ‘Plastic Extension of Music’. This workshop aims to create a new catalogue of sounds in different outputs and associations with the help and collaboration of participants from the visually impaired and blind community in Sweden. With the information gathered, Chavarria-Aldrete has conceived a workshop/test to create a new catalogue of the shapes, textures, resiliency, form, weight, scent, taste, verbal association, and elasticity of the musical elements that construct a musical discourse. Associated with the tests and as a completion of the new catalogue of sounds, a series of clay expression workshops will be held to create a new iconographic history of sound, unveiling its form through the hands of the visually impaired in a complete and new dimension of the absent physical form of sound.

During the session the film Unveiling the invisible / 2022 / 17:01, by Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete & Gonçalo Duarte will be screended.

How does sound look like ? Ana and Carla, both visually impaired, tell us how they “see” and feel sound. This short documentary is a fragment of how sound seems to unveil its mysterious form through the hands and “visions” of the visually impaired.

Gonçalo Duarte, co-director of the film will be present
Period2023 May 11
Event titleELIA Academy - Évora 2023: Exploring situatedness
Event typeConference
LocationÉvora, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Free keywords

  • Plastic Extension of Music
  • visual arts
  • visually impaired
  • metaphor
  • blindness