Memoria del hierro (Iron memory)
A transducer system makes a metallic wall resonate, so it becomes a sort of expanded speaker. The surface amplifies the recordings gathered by the artist using contact microphones placed on the police barricades during the Mexico City’ protests against the energy reform in 2013. Originally the sounds recorded and transformed by the artist were the result of the rocks used by the demonstrators to hit the barricades.
Iron sculpture (6,90 x 3,10m x 1,10m), 8 sound exciters, 4 amplifiers, an audio player and different lengths field recordings 2017-2018.
Curated by Carlos Prieto
In collaboration with Taller Pico de Gallo: Ricardo Ángeles Reyes, José Ariel Iraolagoitía Romero, Carlos Delgadillo Miranda and Fernando Ben Israel Acuña Ramos.
Thanks to: Andres Blume, Sara Lana and the entire team at Ex Teresa Arte Actual.
Exhibition: Ex Teresa (Mexico City) from 19 April to 27 May 2018, MMAC Cuernavaca (Mexico) 2018-2019 (opening on 29th of September),
PRESS: Insurrecciones de la Materia, un diálogo y otro en Jeronimo Mx por Jessica Díaz
This is an augmented version of a sonic sculpture originally commissioned for the Critical Constellations of the Audiomachine in Mexico exhibition in January 2017 as part of the CTM festival program during the Dual Year México Alemania.
The piece presented at Ex Teresa Arte Actual was made possible through the support of Fundación JUMEX in their 2018 issue.
Pictures of the protest against the energy reform in 2013, during which the sounds played in the installation were recorded.