radia #265: two factories
by Carlos Santos & Paulo Raposo, radio zero/Lisbon
"two factories" is produced by Carlos Santos and Paulo Raposo with Radio Zero (PT) for Radia (EU). The program departs from field recordings made on two abandoned factories on the industrial outskirt of Lisbon. The sollected sounds explore the empty space, the empty rooms and technological leftovers and debris of what once was breathing with life, people and machinery. the factories were central to the villages providing employment and subsistence to thousands of families. Now they are just a shadow, a strange body, waiting in decay for replacement and erasure. Besides the sounds, the program contains readings from the current legislation on unemployment as published on the portuguese labour laws, "diário da républica".