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Ara ararauna, 2019

Soundobject
Birdcage, Blue- Yellow Macaw feather, cable, dc motor, transducer, audio file & amplifier.
Maëlle Galerie. Galerie d´art contemporain. Paris.

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Unitil February 2020

PAOLO CIRIO, RUBÉN D’HERS, REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO, JOHN ISAACS, CARLOS MARTIEL, JÉRÉMIE PAUL, ROSEMBERG SANDOVAL ET LE GANG, MOUVEMENT D'ART PORNO DU BRÉSIL (EDUARDO KAC).

COMMISSARIAT : ROLANDO J. CARMONA

Ara Ararauna results from a series of sound objects that started from home made sound recordings of the Blue-Yellow Macaw Bird (Ara Ararauna). The cage, macaw feather, motor and transducer function in this piece as a sort of vocal apparatus for the reproduction of an audio file. The audio file does not contain the recording a the bird but the recording of an improvisation using a violin bow attempting to imitate the sounds this bird can make.

When this audio file is reproduced through a vibration speaker attached to the surface of the cage, the resonances, harmonics and feedback achieved during the improvisation will resonate anew inside the cage; as a resonance within a resonance, in which the flapping of the macaw feather embodies the dynamics of sound while evoking a bird behavior.

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