Hearing Voices

05-2021 a 04-2022, 12 months

Hearing Voices merges mental health activism, scientific research and artistic creation about the experience of hearing voices that other people do not hear. Hearing Voices is a project by Marionet – Associação Cultural in partnership with the Hearing Voices Movement - Portugal, the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES) and Rádio Aurora- a Outra Voz, (Júlio de Matos Hospital). It intends to address the phenomenon of hearing voices (VO) artistically, portraying its meaning, sensory perception, changes throughout life, periods of crisis, but also those of alternative, its place in a narrative of oneself and by exploring ways in which voices can act as important social, cultural and political forces. The main objective is to learn about this complex phenomenon in order to create a theatre play and a sound installation. This brings this diversity centre stage, so that we can approach the experience of hearing voices as a bearer of meaning and not of fear.


Coordinating institution:

- Marionet

Partner institutions:

- Movimento Ouvir Vozes Portugal (MOV)

- Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra (CES)

- Rádio Aurora, do Hospital Júlio de Matos

Celina Vilas-Boas
Francisca Moreira
Mário Montenegro
Rita Alcaire
Sílvio Correia dos Santos
Tatiana Moura
Tiago Pires Marques
Funding Entity
Programa de Apoio em Parceria - Artes e Saúde Mental da Direção Geral das Artes