October 29 - November 30, 2012
Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Exploring the boundaries between electro-acoustic music, digital technologies, and visual art from points north and south of Latin America, Obscuras Fronteras showcases works by gal*in_dog aka Guillermo Galindo, and Félix Lazo.
The composition work of Guillermo Galindo, born in Mexico City, and currently living in Oakland CA, blurs the conventional limits that define music and the art of music composition itself. Based on musical practices of indigenous American civilizations, Galindo conceives and builds what he calls cyber-totemic sonic objects, focusing on the relationship of sound and meaning occurring between physical objects and the sound they produce.
Zapatofono by Guillermo Galindo
Chilean Artist Félix Lazo's work relates to perception and cognition, looking into how we relate to what our senses receive and how we make sense and meaning from this information. Recent projects employ a variety of technologies to create sonic and visual environments. Lazo uses a variety of software programs, including a number of ones that Lazo writes himself, to run in computer/audio/video installations. Typically these are set up to be interactive works that process ambient environmental sounds picked up by microphones, into projected images and modulated sounds. For live presentations, the programming of the system includes control elements that can be manipulated and altered during the performance.
Video projects by Félix Lazo