Joanna Selinger & Mayar el Hayawan / Derzu Campos
February 23rd, 2019 // 7 pm
Music and drinks after the show
This one-night event brings together the work by the tandem Joanna Selinger & Mayar el Hayawan and Derzu Campos. Saturday, February 23rd, from 7 pm on.
In their audiovisual installation wave · forms, Joanna Selinger & Mayar el Hayawan worked towards the visualization of natural phenomena, specifically tsunamis. With the help of the Sonifyer software (that translates data into sound) the artists were able to produce audible frequencies from the seismographic data. They created an experimental sound piece using the audio they produced with the Sonifyer. The idea was to then build an audio reactive script that allowed one to see not only the epicenters, but also the movements and rise of the (audio) waves.
wave · forms presents these natural phenomena as profoundly ingrained in our planet’s inner structure, which allow us to step out of our too-human anthropocentric world view, and for a moment, think and imagine beyond our senses the grounds on which we stand..
Departing from the idea of an earthquake as a process of collapse and re-construction, Europa Endlos, the video projection by Derzu Campos included in Terremoto, evoke post-apocalyptic scenarios that inhabit both historical moments and fictional stories, which, in addition to anxiously questioning destiny, confront us with the broken promises of our once-utopian landscapes.