Chelpa Ferro + Pedro Tudela
29 Jun 2012 - 22:00
Teatro do Bairro
Admission 12 €
In 2010, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation presented the experimental exhibition of ceramic art from Barrão. This time, Barrão comes with his musical project Chelpa Ferro.
The group also includes Luiz Zerbini and Sergio Mekler and have signed up on the stage of contemporary Brazilian music resulting in an experience with traditional musical instruments combined with electronic resources, sculptures and installations, during live performances and exhibitions. Introducing themselves live in an unprecedented partnership with the Portuguese artist Pedro Tudela, the Chelpa Ferro will deliver a spontaneous performance, from the exchange between artists, an elaborate sound texture consists of noises, guitars, drum machines, samplers, bass and digital effects involving the public in an environment of experimentation and auditory sensory augmentation. Improvisation is a form of construction, the sound is its raw material.
CHELPA FERRO (Brazil, 1995) is a group composed by multimedia artists such as Luiz Zerbini, Barrão, and Sergio Mekler, formed since 1995. In 2007, they exhibited the “ON-OFF Poltergeist”, in the Meskalito Gallery (London). In 2008, they played in the NetMage Festival in Bologna (Italy). In 2009, they occupied the Octogono da Pinacoteca (Sao Paulo) with the installation “Totoro”. They took part in the Mercosul Biennial and released a documentary directed by Carlos Nader on the trajectory of the group. In 2010, they presented the show Jungle Jam in London, at the Gallery Sprovieri, and competed for the Nam June Paik Award. In 2011, they presented the installation “Spaceman / Caveman” at Galeria Vermelho (Sao Paulo) and performed a concert and an exhibition at the Aldrich Museum (USA).
PEDRO TUDELA (Portugal, 1962) is a Fine Arts artist. Since 1982, he has participated in several performance festivals. Author and presenter of radio programs: “Escolhe um dedo” e “Atmosfera reduzida” at the XFM radio, between 1995 and 1996. In 1992, on the occasion of the exhibition "mute... life", he established the multimedia collective Mute Life dept.[MLd]. He embarked on sound production, in 1992, participating in concerts, performances, audio editions in Portugal and abroad. He is a co-founder and one of the members of the experimental electronic music project @c. He is also a co-founder and one of the members of the Media Label Crónica. He works as a stage designer, since 2000. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, both in Portugal and abroad, since the early 80s.