Participatory sound installation, 2019
6-channel sound, tactile transducers, gym equipment, wood, colored stickers. Duration: 7 minutes in a loop
This sound installation is being developed during artistic residency ARTEFACTO SONORO in Quito, Ecuador. It is a part of 'Non-vertical listening' series - project that questions a type of verticality that freezes and alienates listener from sound-maker or performer. Alternatively I suggests non-vertical modes in which sonic and visual stimulation can take over not only our ears and eyes, but also limbs, bones and body cavities.
Site specific solution is inspired by the architecture of Cumandá - urban park in the heart of Quito created in the place of terminal for regional buses. This recreational center conceptualizes the union of two axes - culture and sport. An open and free of charge space for everybody.
During 3 days of 12-14 of February we had public workshop on Non-vertical listening in the theater of Compañía Nacional de Danza del Ecuador.
Participants had diverse backgrounds: visual artists, sound professionals, musicians, theater people and dancers. Together we explored several non-vertical positions of bodies in relation to surfaces and tactile sound speakers attached to them. As a result of it certain shapes and positions were chosen for the final presentation in urban park Cumandá.
Documentation of workshop. Day 1
Documentation of workshop. Day 2