Informal Chorus by Félix Blume & Daniel Godínez Nivón
After thoughtfully observing and listening to the street vendors at Moneda street in Mexico’s city downtown, this piece proposes a double registration: a sonic and a visual one. First, with individual recordings of street vendors crying their wares. Later, by imitating the images of a Parisian postcards series from 1901, Godínez Nivón made illustrations of each of the recorded vendors whose voices were contained in boxes. All visitors could freely open and close the boxes to look at the illustrations and liberate the street vendors sound content, deciding themselves the number of voices that will integrate the informal chorus.
Text by Tito Rivas
Exhibitions: Ambulant Polyphony (Fonoteca Nacional, Mexico City, 2016), La ciudad está allá afuera (Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 2016-2017), MASIN Sinaloa (Sinaloa, Mexico), Faro Aragon (Mexico City, 2017)
Voices: Irma, Norma, Edith, Carlos, Allison, Emiliano, Paco, Bryan, Remedios, Juan-Manuel, Gustavo, Víctor, Jesús y Abraham.
Electric design: Cecilia Sánchez Nava
Graphic design: Diego Aguirre
Carpentry: Santos Castro Hernández
Pictures during Ambulant Polyphony (Polifonía Ambulante) presented at the Fonoteca (Mexico City, 2016)
Pictures during La ciudad está allá afuera presented at Centro Cultural Tlatelolco (Mexico City, 2016-2017)
Pictures during Encuentros de Arte at Faro Aragon (Mexico City, 2017)