VIDEO-INSTALLATION.- Lisbon IN Motion is all about sound, light and movement. It is conceived as an interactive video-installation, aiming to create informal and spontaneous appropriation of the public space, through a sensorial experience. Starting from contact-improvisation dynamics and wearing headphones that isolate and amplify each sound of the city, participants create their own urban experience.
Participants move forward and backward riding up and down through the seven hills of the city with the beats of the knife sharpener, claxons, brakes, and construction works. All of them running in parallel with the gradations of sun light throughout the day. The mechanical movement of a tram contains the sound of the city.
Introduced in the 19th century, the yellow trams are a traditional form of public transport in Lisbon, and were originally built in England, all polished wood and chrome. The old yellow trams still employ four wheel vehicles designed in the early 20th century.