Studies on Duality
This is the second embodiment of Studies on Duality, a multichannel minimalistic composition that reflects on the possibilities of non-western technical relations with the universe, nature and society.
Reflections group exhibit, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin, 2021.
Centuries ago, the Mapuche people, one of many Abya Yala inhabitants, transducted their beliefs and knowledge about the universe into a drum. Since then, the sound making act performed with this drum has conducted the becoming of their spiritual relations with the cosmos, nature and themselves. This beat, a discontinuous reality, manifests a continuous flux of relations through its repetition, unveiling a field of possibilities that resist the normativities structured by colonialism.
In a gesture inspired by cosmologists who decomposed relic radiation to unveil the past of the early universe, this installation decomposed the discontinuity of the beat into a multichannel representation of continuous sinusoidal signals which creates a field of possibilities for the emergence of rhythmic patterns in space. This enables people to engage with space by means of their own subjectivity, and invites them to explore a non-dualistic perspective of sound making in the performativity of listening.
Din-dim is a shape in which (De)Composition for (Re)Combination can unfold. It is the same process of beat synthesis based on sinewaves, but used for the realization of the score entitled Dim-din.