Biofonía / Sound Sculptures series
2020, tecnica mixta, 130 x 140 x 43 cm
During the covid lockdown, Nature's soundscape which normally goes unnoticed due to noise pollution, regained a great presence in our lives.
In the summer of 2020 we decided that the best thing to do was to stay isolated for a long time and concentrate on creating rediscovering forgotten sensations.
Fortunately, we live on a beautiful Mediterranean island, immersed in a stunning landscape near pine forests and the sea. There is a popular beach nearby, complete with DJs and dance parties. This means that from April through October noise from planes, boats and car motors, shouting and music are almost deafening. Day and night, seven days a week.
On our island we all live off tourism, directly or indirectly: this is the most important dilemma we all share.
With Biofonía we wish to recall the very special moment of respite for Earth that was the lockdown.The large, prehistoric-like horn treats us to the surprising and sometimes overwhelming gifts that the pandemic also produced: it briefly gave us back centuries of sounds.
Biofonía is a visceral “souvenir”.