CCConvent Sant Agustí
This sound installation based on the Mine latencies project presented in 2009 at the Altamira gallery in Gijón, shows a work of relationship between the idea of deafening sound and the enclacimiento caused by the collapse of closed spaces. It is a site-specific generated for one of the Comvent de Sant Agustí cells in Barcelona, where different sound cartographies were collected from the interior of spaces formerly dedicated to worship.
The installation consists of a loudspeaker that projects an edited track on its cone or cardboard membrane covered with iron filings. When the sound arises, the duality and the play between hearing and sensation begins (The material that covers the cone causes the Mute effect, isolating the sound). As the piece progresses, the beats produced by low frequency sounds (from 10 to 40HZ), gradually release the material from the membrane and the viewer with the passage of time can perceive better and better the quality of the sound that it reproduces.
The duality arises from the speaker's own inertia to generate the sound by means of the magnet it is made of. The sound expels the material to the outside however, the magnetic field generated by the magnet of the speaker that transforms the electrical impulses into waves, attracts a large amount of material back to itself. In this way the piece only reaches the optimal listening level towards the end of the track and allows the viewer to have a clear awareness of the auditory message. Another feature that connects with the viewer is the transmission of resonance through different sensations that are perceived beyond the sound itself, generated by the sound vibration.