Interdisciplinary, Magic Carpets, Visual Arts

Meet our year 3 Magic Carpets artist: Francisca Rocha Gonçalves!

Francisca Rocha Gonçalves is a researcher from Porto, where she currently lives and works. She has a background in biological sciences with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from ICBAS (University of Porto) and a Multimedia Master in Interactive Music and Sound Design from FEUP (University of Porto).

Acousmatic Park, Casa da Musica, Porto, 2015 
Combining her interests in sound, technology, art, and science, she aims to raise environmental awareness in society, promoting environmental education through artistic practices and sound art. Her great passion for biology and music led her on-demand to find synergies between nature and sound. Bridging these two worlds, she attempts to find new musical approaches, not only for musical compositions but also for live performances. She focuses on acoustic ecology as a tool for environmental awareness concerning the ocean soundscape. Developing artistic artifacts that reveal the problem of noise pollution in underwater environments is possible to understand changes in vibration and particle motion, both vital components in aquatic life.

Luciferina, Openfield Creative Lab, Porto, 2019
In 2020 Francisca, suggested to us by our partners Ideias Emergentes, will be joining us in Jelsa for a Magic Carpets residency to build her story around the two abandoned hotel sites: a former Belgrade resort for children and youth in Zenčišća Bay and Hotel Jadran in Jelsa, while focusing on matters of ecological sustainability and tourism. 
Read more about her amazing work here