Phonetic Performance and simultaneous projection

In the archipelago of words,
where volcanoes expel letters.

In this public event, a projection is carried out where two groups of words refer to two universes: first, writing, reading and typographical composition; Secondly, the melody, the timbre and the musical composition.

These two sets are represented by nouns and onomatopeias. Through its overlap, relationships are created and the two contexts tend to blend in, taking into account their natural and necessary relationships, thus activating the interpretation.

During the projection we can observe graphic compositions, such as islands of an archipelago, where Gutenberguian typography was used, using wooden characters, to create prints, chromatic tears and live magmatic forms.

An active and dramaturgical reading of this ensemble, as a visual score or typographic notation, allows the construction of a musical volume that gives thickness to the projected textuality and provides a sequence of phonetic and sound eruptions.

Jorge dos Reis

Was an apprentice compositor with a master of the National Printing Office in an old print shop in Cais do Sodré, Lisboa. Begun his projects in collaboration with designer Robin For in Lisbon and by studying letterpress with Alan Kitching in London. Established in his own studio in 1996.
His work is extensive and diverse. Two printed monographys from two retrospective exhibitions crease his canon: Fragas Falantes, 20 anos 20 Tipos de Letra (UBI, Covilhã, 2016); Terra Plana, Humanismo e Formalismo, Vinte Anos de Prática Projectual em Design Gráfico (Casa da Cerca, Almada, 2017).
Attended the National Conservatory in the singing class with António Wagner having studied with composers Jorge Peixinho and Paulo Brandão, while pursuing a degree in Communication Design at FBAUL. Has a Master of Arts by the Royal College of Arts in London; is a Master  in Sociology of Communication by ISCTE; is a Doctor by Universidade de Lisboa. Presently he is a Auxiliar Professor at Faculdade de Belas-Artes UL, where he founded and directs the Master in Typographic and Contemporary Editorial Practics.
Visiting Professor at Norwich University of Arts; Univerza Liubliana; Berlin Universität der Kunste; Weißensee Berlin; Accademia BelleArti Bologna; Aalto University Helsínquia; Tampere University; Karel de Grote University Antuérpia; Marmara Üniversitisi Istambul; Accademia BelleArti Venezia; Politecnico di Milano; Kunst Universität Linz; Hochschule RheinMain; Cardiff University.