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¿Cuánto hay en el Pote? – Mixed Media Installation at Art Fair Bogota / Colombia 2018

Cecilia, ¿cuanto hay en el pote?

In a play of identities between Professor Negrón (creator of the TV show Monte su Cauchos Goodyear in the 50’s) and Luis Negrón as the author of the piece, recreate this installation a document by mixing real events with the subjective vision of the same author, by creating a place where found materials collide with personal insights of the artist and therefore reflecting likewise the complexity between TV, dictatorship and modernity in the Venezuela of the 50s.

curated by Andres Jurado

Artists:

Estefany Alfaro
Ana Maria Montenegro
Óscar Moreno Escárraga
Adriana Rojas Pretelt
Javier Morales
Olivia Jack
Juan Orozco
Luis Negrón van Grieken
Paula Villegas
Santiago Díaz Escamilla
María Rojas
Luisa Giraldo

Catalogo Domotica

De Umbris Idearum at Museum of ZKM

installation view

5 channel video-installation with more than 100 live generated videos, sound.

Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria at Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Germany. DIA-LOGOS
Cooperation with Juan Orozco.

Curated by Amador Vega, Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski

see also:
The Thinking Machine at CCCB  Barcelona
[ZKM – Dialogos]

17th of March – 1st of September 2018

ZKM – De umbris Idearum – Video-Installation

The exhibition »DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria« is dedicated to the outstanding Catalan-Majorcan philosopher, logician, and mystic Ramon Llull (c. 1232–c. 1316), whose life and work continue to fascinate a host of thinkers, artists, and scholars today.

Introduction

When listening to Morton Feldmann’s Vertical Thoughs I, one finds oneself in a temporal plane, where the tones resemble more spontaneous elementary particles, generating a sound density crossed by the phenomena of coincidence and accumulation, while one very well knows that all the musical plot is meticulously composed. In this same way De Umbris Idearum is considered as a kind of accumulation and coincidence, where the video sequences are spatial compositions in a 5-channel installation, creating an imaginary theater of memory that mutates and crumbles with the passage of time … a theater that we imagine builds and runs Giordano Bruno. This revives with DE UMBRIS IDEARUM the Lullian ghost of a combination logic.

Spririts

How to invoke a spirit (shadow?) Builder of solid, but immaterial spaces (memory theaters)? How to sense this spectrum and make it resonate with another? How can two compositional architectures interact with each other in a space that might seem dominated by chance and uncertainty, but at the same time is arranged in a logical manner on the basis of simple and clear rules? How does the vision of two contemporary artists dialogue through videos and sounds orchestrating a resonant inventory governing by chance and synchrony? Without a simple answer, De Umbris Idearum is an installation that puts these questions into play through a compositional strategy that is a dialogue in movement and constant interaction of visual and sound materials, of ideas, of concepts between two creators that interact with the Ars Combinatoria language and with a spectrum / shadow (Giordano Bruno) who updates this “theater”.

The Shadow of Ideas

Giordano Bruno marks with his work „On the shadow of ideas“ a key work in the tradition of the art of the memory. On the XVI Century he proposes a philosophy that unites the combinatorial aspect of knowledge (attached to the tradition of Ramon Lull’s approach back from XXII Century) with the force of the imaginary, thus combining determinism with the unknown, as the unpredictable of the cosmos, the soul with its relation to knowledge. Citing Eduardo Vinatea’s introduction of the 2009 edition of Umbris Idearum, as a discursive architecture of the soul.

Re-Active Platform, Two Displays at Contemporary Art Ruhr Fair in Essen

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REACTIVE INSTALLATION

Founded in 2004 by Susanna Schoenberg at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Re-active platform is also the name of an artistic production formula for letting different conceptual, material-specific and technical design approaches work together free from a hierarchical model.

In this case the installation at the Contemporary Art Fair reacts on sound from space, by vibrating the foil and the laser drawing in a feedback circuit of observation and monitoring acoustical and optical signals.
Computer vision custom software, camera, microphone, motors, structure, reflecting foil, custom software for laser drawings, laser-beam.
Contemporary Art Fair in Essen 2016, SANAA Building.
In Collaboration with Susanna Schönberg and JiHyun Park.
http://www.re-activeplatform.de/

re-active platform with Coincidence Setup at Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei / Taiwan

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Coincidence Setup

Plastic, wood, carbon fibre, custom electronics, code, geiger counters

This work consists in 5 site specific installations conceived for the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei MOCA Studio in Taipei.

Coincidence Setup is dedicated to the idea of coincidence — and the question of how to understand what is coincidence and what not. The fact that two events can take place exactly in the same time is sometimes translated into the belief that there is no reason for such contemporaneity, If not some kind of chance.

A so-called coincidence circuit is made of 2 Geiger counters, which is supposed to detect particles from cosmic showers — so-called muons. The experimental set-up of a coincidence circuit is connected to a modular display made by 2 groups of vertical louvers, reaching from ceiling to floor.

A computer controlled motor is mounted to each louver to rotate it around its axis. The regular kinetic choreography will be disturbed by events supposed to be related to cosmic showers detected by the coincidence circuit. The movements of the louvers are visible also as shadows — a kind of circuit of 2nd degree, where the physical is dematerialized into the shape of a projection.

One of the main aims of this part of the installation complex is to focus the tension between the representation of pre-set events, and the possibility
of interruptions in their representation— so that observers can suddenly imagine to have misunderstood or misallocated the object of their observation.

Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei – Taiwan. October 8 to November 20, 2011 (MOCA Studio).

In cooperation with Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Jihyun Park / Arthur Hölling / Susanna Schoenberg as Re-Active Platform.

(Des) territorizandome (disonancias)

Electro-acoustical Composition for 4 Channels (17 min)

As part of an international artist-in-residence program of the National University of Colombia in Bogotá at the Faculty of Fine Arts I did a research on the archaeology of sound by exploring the sonority and materiality of the Marimba de Chonta, a typical instrument of Colombia‘s Pacific Coast – by combining his traditional tuning system with sound synthesis pointing into the danger of extinction that is actually going through.

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La pieza electroacustica se entiende como una exploración de la anatomía sonora de la marimba de Chonta. Utilizando sampleos de marimba con afinación tradicional y cromáticas, así como osciladores harmónicos y síntesis de ruido blanco consiste el concierto (des)terrorizandome (disonancias) se crea un instrumento de improvisación por ordenador, que así mismo crea un espacio sonoro compuesto de coincidencias acústicas

En una suerte de sonificación se usan datos de trayectorias, textos y grabaciones suministrando la lógica interna de la composición sonora. Las frecuencias de los diferentes osciladores armónicos cambian ligeramente según los datos recorridos de trayectos grabados por el GPS.

El concierto fue concebido para mostrarlo con 4 canales satelitales que rodeaban al publico mas un canal para las frecuencias mas bajas.

inventar / paisaje / escritura

Las coincidencias en el plano espectral del sonido generan batidos acústicos que yacen cuando dos ondas osciladores tiene frecuencias ligeramente diferentes causando en el espectro frecuencia otros componentes que antes no estaban. Ese fenómeno fantasmal lo use para generar cambios de timbre de un paisaje sonoro que reflejara esa lógica interna del sonido de la marimba. También me propuse de romper con aquella razón numérica en la básica con escalas cromáticas, para entrar en un plano micro tonal.

Verité / Andere Räume

VERITÈ / ANDERE RÄUME

is an intervention in a private forest at Germany-Belgium’s border consisting in custom mades boxes that alludes to the peep show apparatus from the 17th century.

These works were showed as part of the FIELDSITE Project of Achim Mohné‘s and the Seminar Unsite Temporalities at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in der the border between Germany and Belgium.
http://h406.khm.de/?p=173

. 2013

By installing a high reflective mirror wall in the forest, now the interruption would be in the visual level by creating a repetition of the seen taking reference to the text Foucault’s observations in his publication “Other Spaces” and his thoughts on a idea of heterotopias

radio receivers in tuned in random frequencies an acoustical interruption of the natural surrounding creating a surreal situation.

{ñ} an oracle-based composition for a(n) (empty) page

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VIDEO PERFORMANCE/ TELEFANTE

2009

{ñ} is a video concert divided in three parts each one subdivided in different sections which propose to rewrite (in a poetic and metaphorical way) „Diderot & D‘Alambert‘s Encyclopedia“ written in the XVII century and which is one of the most important works of French enlightenment.
{ñ} is located at the intersection of two couples of concepts. The first one related to an intimate approach: photography as selection and also as experimental activity (the laboratory). The second more public related to theater and phantasmagoria.
{ñ} wants to works mainly with the more than 2000 plates that accompany the Encyclopedia. We believe that the plates/illustrations are not mere supplement to the written explanations, but an important and outstanding part of the whole project of the Encyclopedia.

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Realtime Research plays Dreamachines

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Fragmente, gelesen von einer weiblichen und einer männlichen Stimme, schlummern als Audiofiles auf den Desktops vernetzter Rechner. Die RESEARCH Group spielt den fragmentarischen, unbewussten Subtext. Bedeutungsbestimmungen leuchten auf, werden aber überlagert vom neu-babylonischen Fliesstext, der sich aus der Kommunikation der manipulierten Wort-File- Bruchstücke schöpft. Die Sprache wird verklanglicht, der unbewusste Subtext wird visualisiert.