The day began with Rodrigo's first drawings - 'Sweedish Fish', 'Peeps Brand', 'Airheads', 'Red Vines', 'Jolly Rancher' and 'Dots' - referring to American candy brands in which he was inspired to make a piece about shitty food additives. Filipe Ferraz was the first participant. He came to POPINOIR and chose a fragment of 'Taxonomy', which he thought was interesting. To record, he selected a text which did not include candy brands but a relation between Madeira Wine and the declaration of independence of the United States of America.
Straight after that, we were happy with Eduardo de Freitas, who paid us a short but concise visit and thought the first signs had been stamped rather than handmade. 'A good start', he said. With Manuel Rodriguez, we spoke a bit further about the work dynamics of the everyday here at PIPINOIR and settled some things about how the workshops should work like (since they are coming up soon). He helped us with an invaluable solution for the installation of the 32 sound cables feeding the multiple loudspeakers, which will start popping around from tomorrow onwards.
Now, we all remain in the space, working in a familiar environment. See you Tomorrow!
Photograph by Rui A. Camacho