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post-residency presentation
Sara Manente + Oracle
17/01/2020 - 18h - free



By linking practices of fermentation, feminism and artistic research, Sara Manente is interested in putting together techniques that transform thought, perception and doing (of togetherness) in live cultures and live arts.


For the residency in Q-o2, Sara will work on multilayering and morphing digital and analog sounds for what she calls “mush music”. The idea of changing temperature by changing rhythm is a starting point to play on the edge of perceptual confusion and “sensorial opacity”. She is not a trained musician, but music has always played a very important role in her performances.


WICKED TECHNOLOGY/WILD FERMENTATION was supported by a 1 year project research grant from the Flemish Government

(photo by susanna hofer)


Oracle is an eyes-closed body-voice improvisation practice reading diverse spaces; train stations, parks, institutions, forests, public libraries, urban gardens and private living spaces. It interacts with these surroundings through instant sound and movement composition and expands the boundaries between individual emotional expressions and shared public space. Each practice session is unique to the moment and context.
The group choreography is created by an auditory perception rather than a visual logic and highlights the idiosyncratic nature of listening. Listening asks that we understand, question and transform our emotional and cultural connections to oneself, to each other and to the environment.


For the November residency in Q-O2, oracle introduced the vocal practice to 4 musicians who then transformed the practice to a instrument-body practice. For the presentation we will share our findings.


Collaborating musicians:
Ioana Mandrescu
Hanna Koebel
Stevie Wishart
Eric Bribosia


“oracle is a voice-body project founded and developed by Michel Yang, Justine Maxelon and Caroline Daish. Supported by a 2 year project research grant from the Flemish Government.”


Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
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