creative partnership in between visual, performative and healing arts. Revisiting traditions, site-specific work, holistic understanding of Nature and deepening of presence. We arrive to a place and pick a natural element. We either work with it directly on top of our drums or drawn it together with natural pigments, while singing. In either case, we use the natural element (soil, plants, rocks) as a living score for a performance that includes image and voice.
Soil, drum and human voices. Sintra forest, Summer of 2018
Vídeo from Sung-Drawing performance with thistle. We understand drawing as the meaningful display of living material on our page: the drum. The score for the performance is the expression of our subjective experience of both the plant we collected and of the place were we performed.
Convent of Nossa Senhora das Relíquias, Quinta do Carmo (Vidigueira), Portugal, 2019
Exercise for connecting the mud to the stars, connecting what is above and what is bellow. Herdade do Bailão (Estremoz), Portugal, Autumn 2018
Vídeo from Sung Drawing performance with Junquilhos (narcissus jonquilla). Drawings made on rice paper with Dragon-Blood, common name for the Dragoeiro (dracaena draco) tree's resin. Madeira, 2019. This resinous tree is indigenous to the island. Filmed by Magda Pereira/Porta 33
Sung Drawing performance wih laurobasidium lauri, a Madeiran Laurel fungi with healing proprieties. Madeira 2019. Filmed by Magda Pereira/Porta 33