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Networked Migrations: listening to and performing the in-between space

Alarcon, Ximena (2012) Networked Migrations: listening to and performing the in-between space. [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Alarcon, Ximena

Networked Migrations explores the ‘in-between’ sonic space that exists within the context of migration, through Deep Listening and improvisatory performances on the Internet, in order to expand the perceived spaces that inform the migratory experience.

Participants in distant locations followed a process of listening meditations, Chi Kung, dreamwork, voice improvisation, field-recording and collaborative work, concluding in real-time telematic performances using high quality audio streaming.

In ‘Letters and Bridges’, a performance which took place between the cities of Leicester and Mexico on 12 March 2012, six migrants from around the world explored feelings by reading aloud old letters sent by loved ones and new letters that they had written to each other, extending the sonorities and experiences of their migrations in a multilingual exchange. A group from the audience, in each city, improvised with words and sounds, offering context from the cities where the performance took place.

In ‘Migratory Dreams’, on 3 August 2012 four Colombians in London and four Colombians in Bogotá explored physical spaces manifested in dreams. They used their voices and pre-recorded sounds, opening space of healing for their varied experiences of geographical dislocation. The performance brought global audiences through the Internet broadcast via Resonance FM.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2012
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Interact Gallery, Leicester and National Mexican Centre for the Arts, Mexico City;12 March 2012
Second performance: Resonance FM, London and Plataforma Bogotá, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá3 August 2012
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 11:54
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 13:05
Item ID: 6487
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6487

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