We woke up early to embark on a quest for sound cables. In order to be able to properly test them, we bought two types of cables: copper coated fancy ones and those of another type, simply black all around, which soberly won the competition.
It sounds ridiculous that we ended up three times in the same store until we managed to buy all necessary materials in order to finally start the installation, but amidst shopping trips, we learned a lot. For example, that there is a difference between a curved screw hook [shrimp type] and a screw eye [piton type], not that this has anything to do with animal taxonomy, despite the piece's title.
Lourenço (from the hardware shop up the road) was always around and ready to hand us some help, but it was uncle Paulo (Barbosa) who made us get to the end of the day with a smile on our faces.
He came to visit us at PIPINOIR and lent us an hour of that kind of tacit know-how and gave us those perfect tips, which totally transformed the installation process into something much more efficient and quite pleasurable.
Photograph by Rui A. Camacho