SALON Sound & Science:
Richard Garet & Juan Cortés
Date: January 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Hyphen Hub
New York, NY 10011
Multimedia artists Juan Cortés (also member of multimedia art collective Atractor) and Richard Garet (Contour Editions founder) performed live together to celebrate Radio Parasites, the first publication of the year in Contour Editions by Atractor.
An excerpt of "Dark Matter" by Atractor
The featured performance for Hyphen Hub Salon Series - Sound & Science, was developed in the frame of the Collide Award given by CERN, and is the continuance of a series programming digital visual and sound experimentations about uncertain and hypothetical period named by astrophysicists as the Dark Ages, after the great explosion of the Big Bang when matter started to shape the constellations of the Universe.
About the artists:
Richard Garet works with sound and visual arts. His materials emerge from ontological investigations of background noise and the decadence-and-decay of technological utilities. Garet seeks to invert the normative function of background noise from the unconscious status to active presence. The images and objects in his work stem from processes and experimentations applied to both outmoded and current technological media that emulate situations that translate material source into abstractions.
The second presentation featured Colombian art collective Atractor who was recently commissioned to create an installation on the subject of Dark Matter by CERN -- the European Organization for Nuclear Research that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. This project is currently touring Europe, (F.A.C.T. Liverpool and CCB Barcelona) and got a first glimpse at their latest work in progress: a collaboration with Magdalena, an internationally renowned DJ-Producer in the techno scene.
Contour Editions (Guest producer)
Is a platform focused on presenting the work of contemporary artists that are exploring the various possibilities of sound and moving image. The platform makes accessible time-based works that are engaged with notions of listening, vision, media exploration, materiality, process, and concept.