27 de agosto de 2015

Seca leva governo a apertar fiscalização do uso da água


Ministério do Ambiente sublinha que seca meteorológica ainda não causou seca hidrológica. Não há falta de água, mas, na dúvida sobre a chuva que pode cair (ou não) em Setembro, o governo "prepara-se para o pior".

Por causa da seca, o Ministério do Ambiente apertou a fiscalização do uso da água em rios e barragens para fins industriais e agrícolas. Esta é uma das medidas do governo para evitar consequências graves da seca meteorológica severa e grave que atinge 79% do Continente.
Em entrevista à TSF, o Secretário de Estado do Ambiente sublinha que, por agora, ainda não há falta de água no país e a "principal preocupação é que as albufeiras consigam responder aos vários usos necessários como para a produção de energia, o abastecimento de água, as indústrias e a agricultura".
Paulo Lemos admite que a situação pode agravar-se se Setembro, como o resto do ano, até agora, tiver menos chuva do que o normal: "se não chover, os níveis de armazenamento vão naturalmente baixar e em algumas barragens teremos situações preocupantes. Esperamos que chova com alguma intensidade pois o ano tem sido de escassez".
O governante sublinha que, na dúvida, "estamos a preparar-nos para o pior que, se acontecer, terá uma resposta imediata".
A aposta do Ministério tem sido aumentar e apertar a fiscalização do uso da água. Paulo Lemos recorda que têm sido feitas mais acções para verificar melhor as descargas, mas também se existem captações ilegais e se as legalizadas estão a captar a água para que estão licenciadas.


24 de agosto de 2015

Gregory Colbert




In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people saw themselves as part of nature and not outside of it. The destiny of whales cannot be separated from the destiny of man, and the destiny of man cannot be separated from the destiny of all of nature. I am exploring new narratives that help build a bridge across the artificial boundaries we have established between ourselves and other species.Gregory Colbert
Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project comprised of photographic artworks, a one-hour film and two short film “haikus,” and a novel in letters all presented in a purpose-built temporary structure called the Nomadic Museum.

Colbert’s images, visceral yet dreamlike, return us to a place we long for but cannot name. His photographs and films reawaken an ancient memory in us of a time when we lived in balance with our animal kin. Since we first painted their silhouettes on the walls of caves 35,000 years ago, animals have inhabited our stories, our dreams, and our imaginations.

Since he began creating his singular work of Ashes and Snow in 1992, Colbert has undertaken filming and photographic expeditions to every continent to collaborate with more than one hundred species around the world. Colbert, who calls animals "nature's living masterpieces," photographs and films both wild animals and those that have been habituated to human contact in their native environments. 
There is no digital collaging. 
The images record what he saw through the lens of his camera. While Colbert uses both still and movie cameras, the photographic images are not taken from the film.

16 de agosto de 2015

BIRD SONGS










Sounds from web

55º Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas



Sara Angelucci


The audio work Venetian Forest receives its title from an impossible place, as there are no forests in Venice, a city built on small islands and swamps whose buildings are supported by forests submerged below it. Therefore the work conjures an imaginary gathering of birds, in an imaginary place, a morning-chorus composed of bird sounds made using toy bird whistles. The first whistles collected for the project came from toy terra cotta whistles that were sold for children in local county fairs in Italy. Since collecting these first whistles, the collection has grown to include all kinds from around the world including those made with humble plastic, to more sophisticated “official” Audubon whistles. The work includes field recordings made while walking in Venice.


The Venetian Forest was created by Sara Angelucci in a live performance with Anne Fauteux and David Ogborn. Sounds of Venice recorded by David Ogborn. Sound mix for installation version by Phil Strong.

Festival Pause Guitare 2015




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