FRONTE VIOLETA (BR)
Residency period: February–March 2023
At the end of our residency, we named our project infinite becoming. Maybe because we arrived in the winter and left in spring. Maybe because while in front of Lac Léman and its apparently “still waters,” we saw mountains and houses disappearing in a flood in our home country. Maybe because we arrived thinking about researching the natural and social contrasts between stability and instability, and during that time, we realized that, in nature, nothing is completely stable or unstable. Not the water in the lake, nor the mountains.
During our stay, we also developed studies for a new multi-sensorial performance reflecting on: the intrinsic relationship between sounds and smells of nature related to wellness as a consequence of the domestication of our senses and the commodification of nature; the idea of the natural environment as a provider of only pleasant sensations alienating ourselves from many stimuli that could evoke other sensations such as alert states, stress and disorientation.
At La Becque, we also finished a new album through “recomposing” sounds and intentions extracted from our most recent multidisciplinary projects. — Fronte Violeta
Fronte Violeta is a duo from São Paulo, formed by multidisciplinary artist Anelena Toku and musician/sound artist Carla Boregas. Since 2015, they have been developing an experimental investigation of sound related to other senses and languages. Drawing on different media, the duo creates immersive and multisensorial projects in which they combine experimental electronic and electroacoustic music compositions alongside other practices such as video, live performance, installation, site-specific, and sound dramaturgy. In their research, Toku and Boregas seek to relate to the natural environment not as a setting for performance but as a way to dilute human protagonism.