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

 

 

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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 Dis-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.”

 

INTIMAL invites to “Listening to Migration” – Workshop, in ULTIMA Festival, Oslo – Sept 14

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ENG:

Workshop: Listening To Migration
Sentralen/Gymsalen
14/9, 11 – 15
Free Entry, including refreshments

Artistic research project INTIMAL invites everyone interested to a one-day workshop dedicated to listening deeply to traces of human migration. Led by Ximena Alarcón Diaz, participants will carry out sonic meditations involving breathing, body movement, dream awareness and voice expression.

Participants are invited to explore in-between sonic spaces through the actions and to connect with individual memories and collective migratory journeys.

Inspired by Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening practice, combined with Embodied Music Cognition methods, this INTIMAL workshop explores the role of the body as a medium that carries a memory of place. The project is developed by Ximena Alarcón Diaz at RITMO (Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion), Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

The workshop has a capacity of 15 and is open to all comers. Free Pre-registration here is required by 3 September: http://bit.ly/2nC7QSy

Produced in collaboration with INTIMAL.

Ultima Context is supported by Norsk Komponistforening, Fritt Ord and Bergesenstiftelsen.

 

NOR:

Workshop: Listening To Migration
Sentralen/Gymsalen
14/9, 11 – 15
Fri entré, inkludert forfriskninger

Det kunstneriske forskningsprosjektet INTIMAL presenterer en dagsworkshop med dyplytting til lydlige spor av menneskelig migrasjon. Workshopen ledes av Ximena Alarcón Diaz. Her blir deltakerne med på lydmeditasjon som involverer pusting, kroppsbevegelser og drømmebevissthet samt det å uttrykke seg med stemme og språk.

Deltakerne inviteres til å utforske lydlige rom gjennom improvisasjoner der man forsøker å leve seg inn i individuelle og kollektive migrasjonsreiser.

INITMAL-prosjektet er inspirert av Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening-praksis, kombinert med metoder for kroppslig musikkognisjon. Prosjektet undersøker kroppens rolle som «grensesnitt» for å bevare minner om et sted. Prosjektet er utviklet av Ximena Alarcón Diaz på RITMO (Senter for tverrfaglig forskning på rytme, tid og bevegelse) ved Institutt for musikkvitenskap på Universitetet i Oslo.

Workshopen har 15 plasser og er åpen for alle. Deltakere må forhåndsregistrere seg innen 3. september. Påmelding her: http://bit.ly/2nC7QSy

Produsert i samarbeid med INTIMAL.

Ultima Context er støttet av Norsk Komponistforening, Fritt Ord og Bergesenstiftelsen.