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PosterPerformanceESlrxINTIMAL: Improvisación a larga distancia en Tiempo Real (Oslo, Barcelona, Londres)

En esta improvisación sonora telemática, utilizando Internet, nueve mujeres colombianas que viven y se conectan desde las ciudades de Oslo, Barcelona y Londres, expresarán sus viajes migratorios simultáneamente (en tiempo real) a través del movimiento corporal, la voz y el lenguaje. Sus recuerdos también se evocarán mientras escuchan un archivo oral con testimonios de Mujeres Colombianas en la Diáspora, sobre sus experiencias como migrantes en Europa y sus recuerdos del conflicto colombiano.

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INTIMAL: Long Distance Improvisation in Real Time (Oslo, Barcelona, London)

In this telematic sonic improvisation, using the Internet, nine Colombian women living in and connecting from the cities of Oslo, Barcelona and London, will express their migratory journeys simultaneously (in real time) through body movement, voice and language. Their memories will also be triggered while they listen to an oral archive with testimonies from Colombian Women in Diaspora, about their experiences as migrants in Europe and their memories of the Colombian conflict.

Oslo
Venue: Melahuset, Mariboes gate 8, 0183 Oslo
Time: 8pm

Barcelona
Venue: Fundación Phonos, Campus de las Comunicaciones de Poblenou (UPF)
Carrer de Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona
Time: 8pm

London
Venue: Iklectik Art Lab
Iklectik Art Lab, London
‘Old Paradise Yard’
20 Carlisle Lane (Royal Street corner) next to Archbishop’s Park.
SE1 7LG
Time: 7pm


Collaborators:
RITMO Researchers, University of Oslo
Master in Music, Communication and Technology, UiO (Oslo) and NTNU (Trondheim)
Fundación PHONOS, University Pompeu Fabra
CRiSAP, LCC, University of the Arts London
IKLECTIK Art Lab
MELAHUSET
VOXLAB
Diaspora Women
Center for Deep Listening – RPI

 

Taller INTIMAL en Oslo, Abril 28, 2019

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El taller INTIMAL, dedicado a mujeres Colombianas, y abierto a Colombianxs con identidades no binarias, para escuchar a nuestras migraciones, y respirar juntxs. En este taller, escucharemos de manera profunda a nuestro cuerpo, a las voces de otrxs, y a nuestros sueños. Introduciré la herramienta INTIMAL para navegar a través de grabaciones sonoras de testimonios de mujeres colombianas migrantes recogidos por la Comisión de la Verdad, Memoria, y Reconciliación de Mujeres Colombianas en Diáspora, y estableceremos improvisaciones de expresión libre con cuerpo, voz y palabra, a partir de esta navegación.

El taller tiene cupo limitado y se requiere que las participantes se comprometan a asistir al taller completo.

Fecha: Domingo 28 de Abril

Hora: 11am a 4pm

Lugar:  Melahuset, Mariboes gate 8, 0183 Oslo

Almuerzo incluido.

Inscríbete: x.a.diaz@imv.uio.no

 

 

Taller INTIMAL en Barcelona – Abril 26

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El taller INTIMAL se enfoca en escuchar a nuestras migraciones, y respirar juntxs. En este taller, escucharemos de manera profunda a nuestro cuerpo, a las voces de otrxs, y a nuestros sueños. Introduciré la herramienta INTIMAL para navegar a través de grabaciones sonoras de testimonios de mujeres colombianas migrantes recogidos por la Comisión de la Verdad, Memoria, y Reconciliación de Mujeres Colombianas en Diáspora, y estableceremos improvisaciones de expresión libre con cuerpo, voz y palabra, a partir de esta navegación.

El taller tiene cupo limitado y se requiere que lxs participantes se comprometan a asistir al taller completo.

Fecha: Viernes 26 de Abril

Hora: 11am a 4pm

Lugar:  Fundación Phonos, Campus de las Comunicaciones de Poblenou (UPF)

Carrer de Roc Boronat, 138, Barcelona

Almuerzo incluido.

Reserva tu cupo escribiendo a Ximena:  x.a.diaz@imv.uio.no

 

Published paper in Somaesthetics Journal

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Happy to announce that my first paper from the INTIMAL project “Conceptual Design for INTIMAL: A Physical/Virtual Embodied System for Relational Listening” has been published today in the Journal of Somaesthetics, in the issue dedicated to “Somaesthetics and Technology”.

Abstract

This paper describes the preliminary design of INTIMAL: a physical-virtual embodied interactive system for relational listening in the context of human migration, within the artistic practice of improvisatory telematic sonic performance. Informed by the Deep Listening experiences of nine Colombian migrant women in Europe, INTIMAL departs from their sensorial experience in dreams, virtual and physical spaces, for a holistic understanding of the body as interface that keeps memory of place. In counterpart with an oral archive of other women’s testimonies from the Colombian civil war, body movements, voice and spoken words act as resonances opening paths for healing experiences of loss.

The paper is available here: https://somaesthetics.aau.dk/index.php/JOS/article/view/2393

And the full Journal, here: https://somaesthetics.aau.dk/index.php/JOS/issue/view/215/114

 

Erratic Bodies workshop, ILOS, UiO, Sept 27-28, 2018

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I had the great opportunity to share aspects of the INTIMAL research with migration studies scholars in the frame of Erratic bodies, transitional borders, and recent migration in Europe: Representation and identity negotiations in public discourse, literature and the arts workshop organised by Nelson González-Ortega, Ljiljana Saric, Álvaro Llosa Sanz, Johan Schimanski from the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS), at the University of Oslo.  It was very nourishing sharing with scholars from all over the world, different aspects regarding representation of migrants, from graffiti to literature and film. My paper called “Intimal: Migrant Women’s Sonic Statements of Presence” contributed from the mediated performance art perspective, in a platform where Colombian migrant women present themselves, stating “presence”.  The writing of the presentation invited me to explore migration literature in the area of gender, emotions and identities, as well as feelings regarding absence and presence.

The abstract is available on my personal UiO profile under “Other” publications and the paper continues being a work in progress for future publications in an interdisciplinary context.

Thanks to the organisers and participants for your questions and contributions regarding INTIMAL.

INTIMAL at ULTIMA

 

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It was a privilege to be part of ULTIMA Contemporary Music Festival, which took place in Oslo, dedicated to Migration. On September 14th, 2018, I offered a workshop called “Listening to Migration” combining Deep Listening practice with insights from INTIMAL project. Thirteen people from all over the world attended to share listening meditations, and relationships with the dream space and time, reflecting on how these could become keys to open new paths for negotiating with in-between interstitial spaces that derive from their migrations. They also played with one of my scores called “Chhidiommatikflui”,  which invites to utter repeatedly a word in any language that produce pleasure, and to notice how their body moves with those utterances. Through slow walking they brought to their consciousness their most unique sound and took home invitations to listen, together with the trust that listening brings.

I am very grateful to ULTIMA and to the participants for being part of this workshop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch of MCT Masters at UiO and NTNU

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Offering a talk “Telematic Sonic Performance: On Di-location” as part of the launch of the joint Masters in Music, Communication and Technology at the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo and the NTNU in Trondheim.

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Really impressed with this academic program which brings students and staff members from the two locations together in a permanent streaming, for experimentation, collaboration and shared teaching. Looking forward to all the work that students will produce!

My abstract

In this talk I will share my experience in creating telematic sonic performances using long-distance bi-directional transmission of sound through the Internet: a mediation that strengthens metaphors of migration and dislocation. From this experimental, compositional and collaborative art practice, inspired by Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, my art research has evolved into the creation of INTIMAL: an embodied physical virtual system for relational listening. INTIMAL interrelates body movement, vocal expression, memory and sense of place in a telematic system, expanding the technical possibility of ‘streaming sound’ to the one of ‘sensing vibrations’, in the distance. The system is being informed by a group of Colombian Migrant Women living in three European cities, involved in a fieldwork that uses Deep Listening and Embodied Music Cognition methods. INTIMAL is using technologies that augment and inter-relate feelings, body movements, and vocal expression in migratory contexts, for people to playfully improvise their migratory journeys, finding connections with themselves and others, physically and virtually, opening paths for healing.”