The album will be released as digital and limited edition cassette by Skupina on August 7, 2020.
Sublumia: Liquid Aesthesia is a performance/sound installation created by Henrique Fernandes and Jorge Quintela. It was premiered in September 2018, at the Patriarchal Reservoir, in the context of the Lisboa Soa festival.
The present phonographic record is an independent sound piece which reinterprets and invokes the original work, departing from its memory and aural dimension.
Sublumia is composed of a set of sound objects/visual devices, distributed throughout the performance space. These objects/devices might be characterized as inducers and facilitators of a symbiotic relationship between the emitter/object and the receiver/ space.
Idealized as a vehicle for manipulation and enhancement of plastic and sound imagery, it is associated with the characteristics of an underground space, be it natural or of human construction.
The objects that integrate it use the sound capture and projection of light from and on water and several electromechanical elements, such as air pumps, dc motors and sound induction devices, without resorting to manipulation or any type of artificialization of the sound sources or lighting.
It should be noted that, in addition to the sound and resonant qualities of the materials used, such as water – a central element of the work and of the intervention space - glass and acrylic, these aesthetic and plastic elements act as vehicles of transformation and enhancement of images and of luminous and auditory narratives.
Video by Jorge Quintela
Design by Deep Throat Studio