João Pimenta Gomes
João Pimenta Gomes presents Poly-Free, a new sound installation, at Gabinete.
In his artistic practice, João Pimenta Gomes combines music, video and photography and interlinks music-related references. In Poly-Free, he explores the relationships between space and music and between recording, composing, and reproducing, emphasising the latter as a key element in his work. Pimenta Gomes revives the idea of the physical sound speaker, embodying it through an object – created in collaboration with ArtWorks – to which he adds a sound composition produced by manipulating modular synthesizers and using the human voice as the main sound source. The artist has created a new instrument he calls Metavox, a modular synthesizer designed to play only human voice samples. During performances, he explores the instrument’s possibilities and its multiple variations in the space, which transform the piece into a new composition every time it is activated.
João Pimenta Gomes (Lisbon, 1989) is a visual artist and musician that lives and works in Lisbon. In his artistic practice, he addresses references mostly related to music and explores the relationships between space and body through by manipulating modular synthesisers, images and objects, enabling encounters between the analogue and the digital, the sensory and the conceptual. His most notable exhibitions include Clouds (Kunstraum Botschaft, Berlin, 2021), Trabalho de Inverno (Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, 2021), as member of the group Matéria Simples, with whom he also held A Ilha de Calipso (Appleton Garagem, Lisbon, 2020), and Micro Ressonâncias (Appleton Box, Lisbon, 2020).