AV Shows

Sónar+D: Francisca Rocha Gonçalves & Johannes Wilhelm Goessling

  • Saturday 09 17:00 - 17:45

    Sónar by Day - Startup Lisboa Beato - Fábrica do Pão


ICARUS is an audiovisual performance that explores sonic frequencies, water soundscapes and light, raising awareness of the potential impacts of increased low and high-frequency sounds and introduced vibration on aquatic environments on a nanoscopic scale. It explores sound frequencies beyond the human range and the concepts of ultrasonic baths and sonoluminescence.

It is inspired by the photonic properties of diatoms and their potential vulnerability due to anthropogenic pressures. Diatoms are attracted to light and their internal structures reflect light. In a dialogue between sound and light (both essential forms of underwater communication), ICARUS explores these relationships in an experimental approach using ice structures.