Enhanced Natural Realities and Feminist Sci-Fi: Sónar+D Lisboa 2023 programme unveiled


Sónar+D - the international meeting of art, science, and digital culture - returns to Sónar Lisboa in 2023. From Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April, Estufa Fria in Parque Eduardo VII will be the site for an immersive exhibition by Lisbon creative studio Entangled Others. ‘Sediment Nodes’ places screens throughout the greenhouse, inviting viewers to take a deeper look into the intertwined nature of human and non-human lifeforms. For Sónar+D Lisboa 2023, local experimental musician Clothilde has been commissioned to create a special soundtrack for the installation.

On Friday and Saturday evening, the same venue will also welcome a pair of live AV performances. Friday’s performance of META AV by CLON + Ana Quiroga is a real-time video game simulation with a live soundtrack, inspired by cyberpunk aesthetics and feminist science fiction narratives. On Saturday, afrofuturist R&B artist GLOR1A uses augmented reality and digital technology for her participative performance ‘I Choose Not To Die’, which has been created in collaboration with Canadian artist Frances Adair.

At the foot of Parque Eduardo VII, off Marques De Pombal, Plaça de Barcelona, an interactive installation organised by the Barcelona City Council will set up shop for the weekend. Starting on Friday 31st March at Midday, it will host three days of activities, conferences and roundtables focusing on the links between the two cities and their emerging tech sectors. 

Both the exhibition and the performances will be accessible free of charge to Sónar Lisboa 2023 ticket-holders throughout the weekend. Non-ticket-holders can pay the standard entrance fee for the Estufa Fria to visit the exhibition and experience the performances (subject to capacity). 

Festival tickets for Sónar Lisboa 2023 remain available here.  

Sónar+D Lisboa 2023 Programme 

Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII

Friday 31st March 
6pm - 9pm* | Exhibition | Entangled Others & Clothilde present ‘Sediment Nodes’ 
7.30pm  | Performance | META AV by CLON + Ana Quiroga

Saturday 1st April
10am - 9pm* | Exhibition | Entangled Others & Clothilde present ‘Sediment Nodes’
7.30pm  | Performance | GLOR1A presents ‘I Choose Not To Die’ featuring Frances Adair

Sunday 2nd April
10am - 9pm* | Exhibition | Entangled Others & Clothilde present ‘Sediment Nodes’ 

*Last entry at 8.30pm

Parque Eduardo VII, off Marques de Pombal

Plaça de Barcelona organised by Barcelona City Council

Friday 31st March
12pm - Official opening, with representatives of the Barcelona City Council and the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.
12.15pm - Round table on digital talent featuring representatives from Barcelona Activa, Startup Lisboa and Tech Barcelona. Fèlix Ortega (General Director at Barcelona Activa), Margarida Figueiredo (Director of Economy and Innovation at Lisbon City Hall), Gil Azevedo (Ceo at Startup Lisboa), Mar Galtés (Corporate Development Director at Tech Barcelona)
5pm  - Gastronomic Revolution featuring representatives of Barcelona Turisme.

Saturday 1st April 
12pm - Video Gaming Pill: A conversation between Frédo Sanz (COO at Univrse) and Joana Franco (CEO & Art Director at Stories Studio).
1pm - Universities Challenge: announcement of the winner of the creativity challenge between Barcelona and Lisbon universities.
4pm - Bridging Creative Industries: A round-table featuring representatives from both citie’s creative sectors. Jose Luis de Vicente (Director at Design Museum Barcelona), Pep Salazar (CEO at OFFF Festival and Director at Digital Impact), André Luis (Founder and CEO at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn)

Sunday 2nd April
12pm - Green Deal - Looking at Barcelona’s example of sustainable economic growth.