Noise(s) / Ruido(s) I

Ruido(s) I bis
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Instalación sonora para FONEMA, Ex Teresa, Ciudad de México (Marzo 2016). Curadores: Enrique Arriaga & Esteban King.
10 bocinas con lector integrado, cables, extractos de impresos del archivo, fotocopias y fotografías. 2016

Esta obra se inscribe en la memoria sonora de Ex Teresa, un edificio donde se practicaba la vida religiosa y la liturgia católica. La sensación que provoca la instalación cuando se escucha a la distancia busca evocar sonidos que se asemejan a rezos. Estas letanías que se disipan por la capilla, son fragmentos de textos extraídos del CDXT; específicamente, se trata de diversas definiciones de ruido que, en conjunto, producen un nuevo ruido. Las grabaciones de los susurros provienen de las voces de trabajadores del museo, habitantes cotidianos de este espacio.

Colaboradores: Cecilia Sanchez Nava, Despina Panagiotopoulou, Gabriel Eliseo Trejo Gámez, Guillermina Amneris Camargo López, Jesús Fernando Álvarez Sáenz, Luisa Rojas Ramírez, Margarita Alvarado Del Valle, María Elena Quezada Flores, Norma Mercedes Villegas Martínez, Ofelia De La Rosa Olivera, Rosalía Ángeles Salvador, Tomasa Mendoza Hernández.

Ruido(s) I large

Ruido(s) is a sound installation using the archives of Ex Teresa museum, an old church which has been the last decades the core place for performance, sound and music experiments in Mexico City.

Looking thoroughly severals archives of the Museum’s Sound Art Festival, Felix confronted constantly the notion of “noise” as major theme that would appear and re -appear through the years as a main line to question the difference between sound and noise.Texts and thoughts of major artists such as John Cage challenged a thought of a collective prayer exercised by the workers of the museum: guards and cleaners. Entering the reverberant space of the church, prayers are heard in the distance. Speakers are hung right  from the Dom of the church. Approaching the speakers suddenly you can understand a word and realize the distortion that exists between what appeared and the words you hear. Moving closer to a specific speaker you can hear the text being red and understand its content. To disregard the content of the words though, to confront an emptiness in the meaning.
A parallel sonic act by series of old cassettes from the archive of the museum challenges the aesthetic criteria of our ear. What is “noise” really?
Despina Panagiotopoulou
Retratos Todos

Improvisación  de Liliana Rodríguez sobre la instalación sonora ‘Ruidos’, en la nave principal del museo Ex Teresa.
Liliana Rodríguez – Viola / Fernando Vigueras – Audio / SNRNG – Video
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