[-empyre-] More Border Sonification Documents

Ricardo Dominguez rrdominguez at ucsd.edu
Thu Sep 17 00:53:15 EST 2009

Hola John and all,

Here is another series of border sonification gestures that might fall
into your
frame at gallery at calit2: especially the  24 Speakers and 24 Sound Source and
Media Womb projects - which I would certainly place within the sounding
out-of-the-border as-documentation. We are also placing these
sonifications gesture to photographic
documentation as anchors to the shift and connections of the docu-process.


“Tijuana/San Diego: Cooperation and Confrontation at the Interface”

On October 5, 2009, the gallery at calit2 will open “Tijuana/San Diego:
Cooperation and Confrontation at the Interface” as its Fall 2009
exhibition. The show brings together works by seven artists who draw upon
the cultural landscape of the border region linking Tijuana and San Diego.
While most of the artists are based in Tijuana, two of them – Lea Rudee
and Fred Lonidier – are UC San Diego faculty members. The works in
“Tijuana/San Diego: Cooperation and Confrontation at the Interface” range
from digital prints to interactive multimedia. José Ignacio López
Ramírez-Gastón’s spatialized sound installation, 24 Speakers and 24 Sound
Sources, deployed in the interior of the gallery at calit2, enacts the
concept of the democratization of knowledge and 'reversed migration' in
the use of technology. In the main hallway, Media Womb (pictured above)
creates an interactive sound cocoon made of recycled egg cartons -
visitors' movements inside the womb modulate sounds connected to the
media's mis/representations of Tijuana and transborder drug cartels. Media
Womb is a collaboration from the artists of the CUBO Project: Giacomo
Castagnola, Camilo Ontiveros, Nina Waisman and Felipe Zúñiga, with
programming by Marius Schebella. Other works on display include former
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering dean Lea Rudee’s photographs documenting
the Tijuana River’s path across the border, revealing its many roles as
drainage creek, city water supply, border crossing obstacle, and preserved
salt marsh. UCSD Visual Arts Professor Fred Lonidier’s N.A.F.T.A. #15 "Rio
Tijuana Bridge: A Tale of Two Globes or Two Tales of a Globe/Puente del
Rio Tijuana: Un Cuento de Dos Mundos o Cuentos de Un Mundo" provides a
representation of the problematics of "globalization" from the perspective
of the organized efforts by workers to make gains in labor rights and
conditions of employment.


Monday, October 5 – November 25, 2009
Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 11am-5pm
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 15, 2009 5pm-7pm

Ricardo Dominguez
Associate Professor
Hellman Fellow

Visual Arts Department, UCSD
Principal Investigator, CALIT2
Co-Chair gallery at calit2
CRCA Researcher
Ethnic Studies Affiliate
Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies Affiliate

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics,
Board Member

University of California, San Diego,
9500 Gilman Drive Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0436
Phone: (619) 322-7571
e-mail: rrdominguez at ucsd.edu

Project sites:
site: http://gallery.calit2.net
site: http://pitmm.net
site: http://bang.calit2.net
site: http://www.thing.net/~rdom

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