“QUIEN TE INSPIRA?” – “WHO INSPIRES YOU?” Breathing Diaries and Meditation. Residencia Microhabitable en Matadero Madrid. Oct.28 – Nov 24, 2019

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QUIEN TE INSPIRA fue una meditación sonora que exploró el acto de respirar como experiencia colectiva vital, mediada, en espacios locales y distantes. La meditación fue guiada por artistas en residencia en Madrid, estudiantes del programa Microhabitable, y el colectivo virtual INTIMAL, quienes basadxs en diarios de respiración en su vida cotidiana, invitaron a la audiencia a respirar. Respirar y escuchar en la meditación Quién te inspira, nos ofrece oportunidades para ser y estar en el presente. Seis perspectivas de respiración emergieron de los diarios de vida cotidiana: al despetar, en silencio con otros, al hablar, expresando emociones, al caminar-correr y viajar, y al respirar con intención. Estas formas contribuyen a crear un vocabulario que puede proponer espacios para habitar sin performar; también en oportunidades para escapar de la rutina no performativa, y meditar, performar de manera consciente cuando se siente la necesidad de recordar la relacionalidad latente de nuestro respirar compartido.
La meditación fue parte de la exhibición Corazón, Pulmones, Hígado (Diciembre 1), en el Centro de Residencias Artísticas en Matadero Madrid. Fue desarrollada como parte de una Residencia Artística a la cual fui invitada por el programa Microhabitable (Campo Adentro, Matadero Madrid, Serpentine Gallery). La plataforma virtual fue apoyada por The Center for Deep Listening.

Esta actividad fue inspirada en la práctica de Deep Listening® (Pauline Oliveros), y el proyecto INTIMAL: Interfaces para Escucha Relacional.
En la elaboración de diarios participaron: Laura Osorio, Anita Ramirez, Silvia Villalba, Lucia Nikolaia, Yamile Calderón, Dayana Rivera, Ericka Florez, Elena Bajo, Carla Giachello y Yuri Tuma.
La meditación fue guiada por: Dayana Rivera y Ericka Florez, con presencia física en Madrid; Laura Osorio y Ximena Alarcón, con presencia virtual desde Holanda y el Reino Unido.
En la meditación se incluyeron contribuciones de: Elena Bajo y Carla Giachello.

Participaron: Personas de la audiencia en Madrid.


English

WHO INSPIRES YOU was a sonic meditation that explored the act of breathing as a vital, mediated collective experience in local and distant spaces. The meditation was guided by artists in residence in Madrid, students of the Microhabitable program, and the virtual collective INTIMAL, who kept breathing diaries during three consecutive days, which led to invitations for the audience to breathe. Breathing and listening in meditation, offers us opportunities to be and be in the present. Six breathing perspectives emerged from the diaries: waking up, silently with others, speaking, expressing emotions, walking-running and traveling, and breathing with intention. These forms contribute to creating a vocabulary that can propose spaces to inhabit without performing; also in opportunities to escape from the non-performative routine, and to meditate, or to consciously perform when one feels the need to remember the latent relationship of our shared breathing.

The meditation was part of the exhibition Corazón, Pulmones, Hígado (December 1), at the Center for Artistic Residences in Matadero Madrid. It was developed as part of Ximena Alarcón’s one month artistic residence, invited by the Microhabitable program (Campo Adentro, Matadero Madrid, Serpentine Gallery). The virtual platform was supported by The Center for Deep Listening.

WHO INSPIRES YOU was inspired by the practice of Deep Listening® (Pauline Oliveros), and the INTIMAL project: Interfaces for Relational Listening.

Laura Osorio, Anita Ramirez, Silvia Villalba, Lucia Nikolaia, Yamile Calderón, Dayana Rivera, Ericka Florez, Elena Bajo, Carla Giachello and Yuri Tuma participated in the creation of diaries.

The meditation was guided by: Dayana Rivera and Ericka Florez, with a physical presence in Madrid; Laura Osorio and Ximena Alarcón, with a virtual presence from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Contributions from Elena Bajo and Carla Giachello were included in the meditation.

Participants: People from the audience in Madrid.

Exhibition at Parabol series: Lydgalleriet (Bergen) 10.01.20-23.02.20

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PARABOL – Lydgalleriet in collaboration with Kunsthall 3,14:

For each exhibition, Lydgalleriet selects a sound work that will be featured through the parabolic loudspeaker sited in the Kunsthall 3,14’s entrance hall. With a particular focus on special commissions and edits, the loudspeaker’s adjacent location offers an ambience and mode of address corresponding with the simultaneous exhibition.

PARABOL presents a fragment of Long Distance Improvisation in Real Time by Ximena Alarcón, a recorded improvisation among nine Colombian and Latin American immigrant women residing in Oslo, Barcelona and London on 7th May, 2019.

The improvisation activates an oral archive with testimonies of Colombian women in diaspora. In all three cities, the improvisors listen in headphones to the same material, but with local and random activation. Throughout the improvisation, synchronicities between the improvisors’ expressions are fortuitous and appear as a layered collective memory. Silences and disconnections are part of the aesthetics of the Internet and cell phones, and distance-mediated listening. In parallel with the migration process, Long Distance Improvisation in Real Time invites us to listen to intermediate spaces of historical memory of migration and conflict.

The INTIMAL project was developed by Ximena Alarcón at RITMO Center, University of Oslo thanks to a Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship. The telematic performance was supported by Melahuset and VoxLab, Oslo; PHONOS Foundation (Pompeu Fabra University), Barcelona; Iklectik ArtLab and CRiSAP (University of Arts London), London. To read about the INTIMAL project: intimal.net

Improvisers: Anita Ramirez, Calu, Dr. Liliana Rodriguez, Lucia Nikolaia, Manigua, Myriam Ojeda Patiño, Silvia Villalba Martínez, Violeta Ospina, Yamile Calderón Bermúdez. Collaborators: Bruna Scott, Janeth Rojas, Lida Franco.

Ars Sonora Radio Entrevista – Interview

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Tuve el placer de ofrecer una entrevista a Miguel Álvarez Fernández en Ars Sonora, Radio Nacional de España, sobre el proyecto INTIMAL y my carrera artística y de investigación. Aquí está!

I had the pleasure of giving an interview to Miguel Álvarez Fernández in Ars Sonora, Radio Nacional de España, about the INTIMAL project and my artistic research background. Here it is!

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/ars-sonora/ars-sonora-07-12-19/5461291/