Listen frequencies beyond our hearing and visual threshold, electromagnetic waves or siglent sounds – meaning caused by modern devices – the patterns of ultraviolet and infrared light, vibrations of ferric objects, friction caused by insects and underwater sounds, noises of tectonic movements or lighting phenomena thousands of kilometres distant is what participants could experience through being part of Víctor Mazón Gardoqui´s open research. During the week a workshop related to techniques of instrument and sensor design will be held, of erring the participants a series of open tools for audio capturing, recording and manipulation. The SIGNUM workshop will allow attendees to build and take home their own device, which is designed to record and listen to sounds hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum: those invisible frequencies, electromagnetic fields and signals that constantly surround us but that we are usually inaudible. The device includes a transducer, opticals, coils, germanium diodes and a small loop antenna, which coheres sonically and allows users to listen to surrounding signals that fall out of the human hearing range. The workshop will also introduce participants to using the electromagnetic spectrum within artistic practices. A series of collective audio recordings and compositions will be produced during the festival, presenting the result as a site specific performance.
No previous experience in electronics is necessary, but interest and patience mandatory. More info: http://victormazon.com/signum/'
Víctor Mazon Gardoqui’s work questions perception, altered state and vulnerability through un/stable arrangements. His work materialises in three main fields: actions or site-specific performances through experimental processes, exhibitions as consequences of previous actions and collective work through collaborative groups, or seminars in cultural and academic centers.