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Replica: Choir book of earthquakes and composition for 16 voices (Mexico city 1845-2017), 2015-2017

Replica: Choir book of earthquakes and composition for 16 voices (Mexico city 1845-2017), 2015-2017
artist book with artist pedestal
scored action for choir in collaboration with Emilio Hinojosa Carrión
5'


Replica (action, score, archive and artist book) is a series works that reconstruct an invisible event, it invokes an earthquake that in 1845 almost destroys the space where the piece was originally presented, one of the oldest temples in Mexico city, Santa Teresa la Antigua built in XVI century (now a Contemporary Art Museum, Museo ExTeresa). The work is a question to the “monumental” gestures of nature and it’s relation with History, which discourse is not condescendant as that of “natural disaster”, as it tries to return it to the present through a score that the artist and composer Emilio Hinojosa developed based in the analysis of sismographs and seismic narrations from Mexico city between 2017 to 1845.

More than an excercise of sonification of the objective records of this phenomena, the artist provokes an analogy between the echoes of history and the physical echoes in the space, collective memory and territory, seeking for the public to be able to find themselves inside the history of this geologic movements. This score is part of an artist book in which Mal takes the format of the antique choir book to ensemble and relate a series of data and images found by the artist during her research and shaping with them a certain kind of landscape. The disposition of the images in the book, as well as all the resulting works from the project, adquires a form of achive that projects light to the past, not without questioning it’s meaning in the present and future.

Events:

21/04/2018 - "Réplicas: Apuntes sobre historia material" (Replicas: notes on material history), Museo ExTeresa
07/12/2017 - "Réplicas: Apuntes sobre historia material" (Replicas: notes on material history), Museo ExTeresa

Directed by: Emilio Hinojosa (21/04/2018) & Gerárdo Rabago (07/12/2017); Performed by: Sharon Sandovak Vigil, Erika Alcazar, Mylenna Martin del Campo, Alejandra Perez, Araceli Ramirez, Mayra Espinosa, Coral Diaz, Erika Coyote, Jeser Gatica, Roberto Cruz Cortes, Jorge Carlos Guitierrez, David Elias, Omar Banna, Edgar Castillo, Edson Cornejo, Marcos Herrera.

With the support of Geophysics Institute, UNAM; National Sismotheque, UNAM; Museum of Geophysics, UNAM; Mexico’s National Center for Prevention of Disasters.