J u l i a n a H e r r e r o
2014 steel cable, mini speakers, stereo
sound in loop
BLUES EN SOL MENOR
2012 water colour, sea water
Exhibition Transitions of Energy at Kajaani Art Museum
Curated by: Lorella Scacco
Photos: casaluce* 2016
Milieu is a sound floating landscape that in its “physical but ethereal embodiment” highlights the contrast between nature and artifact, analogue and digital, inside and outside. Moving within “inner” and “outer” worlds, in this context the piece is transposed to discrete visual pieces: “Blues en Sol Menor” (2012) that are correlative to an “inner perception of sound” that can be read quasi synesthetic and belong to “other realities” exposing rather an emotional side depicted on water color and sea water, like sound frequencies or a heart beat.
Personal insights and public crises of social structures are depicted in the daily flow of nowadays communications, specifically in internet social networks. This osmotic and permeable matter that expands from electronic and wireless artefacts is travelling at different frequencies around us. The artwork comments on the density of this invisible traffic reflecting messages captured wall to wall. The immersive ethereal network structures follow the concept and diagrams of distributed networks as suggested by engineer Paul Baran in the 1960s. The emitter environment displays a sound collage in which narratives originating in the internet social networks are randomly overlapping. The collage, an embodiment of virtual creatures, whispers intimate messages and news. The machine voices attempt to deconstruct the original data expanding it into a new fictional reality.