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INTIMAL: Interfaces for Relational Listening – Body, Memory, Migration, Telematics (completed)

INTIMAL explores the body as an “interface” for keeping and transforming the memory of place in migratory contexts. The aim is to develop and explore a physical-virtual “embodied system” for relational listening.


About the project

INTIMAL: Interfaces for Relational Listening – Body, Memory, Migration, Telematics, is envisioned as a long term sustainable modular system for interfaces for relational listening that incorporate customizable tools for ‘tuning’ in our contemporary sense of place, through telematic sonic performance artistic practice. 

Taking as a case study the experience of Colombian migrant women in three cities of Europe: Oslo, London and Barcelona, INTIMAL will be informed by their listening experiences and tested as a catalyst in a process of healing and reconciliation within the context of Colombian post-conflict and peace building. 


The research objectives are:

  1. To create an interactive retrieval system of oral archives, which combines semantic and prosodic forms, to facilitate the creative and relational listening to memories of place and conflict;
  2. To explore women's multivocal experience as it creates connections with the body and the feelings of loss associated with place and conflict;
  3. To develop interaction possibilities in the physical-virtual space as "dream space-networked state", that facilitates agency through improvisatory actions between performers, transforming narratives of the self, and the others, as expanded embodied vocal expressions.


The INTIMAL project culminated in a long-distance performance between Oslo, Barcelona and London in May 2019.



01.09.2017 - 31.08.2019


  • Commission of Truth, memory and reconciliation of Colombian Women in Diaspora
  • CRiSAP, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice, LCC, University of the Arts London
  • Fundació Phonos Cultura i Tecnologia Musical, University Pompeu Fabra
  • IKLECTIK Art Lab, London
  • The Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Selected publications

Published Apr. 4, 2018 2:22 PM - Last modified Mar. 7, 2021 12:34 PM