My voice is Jadrim da Luz is a sound piece, an intervention into field recordings from Jardim da Luz garden square in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the exhibition ‘Oasis’ at Casa do Povo in Sao Paulo I wanted to bring the oasis-like atmosphere of the nearby park into the exhibition space. I never went to Sao Paulo, but I requested a recording of the sounds in the park. I imagined it would be full of singing birds and cicadas. Contrary to my expectation, the recording of the park's actual soundscape was full of only city noises. I decided to improve the recording with how I imagined it to be, using my own voice. Having studied the sounds of Brazilian frogs, cicadas and birds, I recreated these with my own voice. The final work is a sound walk in which the noises of the real place are merging with fabricated sounds of nature, creating an idealised place that does not exist.
MY VOICE IS JARDIM DA LUZ, 2013
sound installation, 9:10 min
hidden speakers in an empty exhibition room
Oasis, Teto Projects at Casa da Povo, Sao Paulo