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The perfect sound. 7' 16''

The perfect sound is a work presented between November and January 2021 at Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona), curated by Antònia Folguera. The play is based on the short film The perfeckte menneske  (1967)  done  for him  filmmaker  Norwegian Jorgen Leth. The director in his  footage  original offers us a visual and sound staging from an anthropological perspective the idea of the perfect human. shows a  atmosphere  neutral with a calm and elegant story, where the appearances, the actions and the daily activities of the human being are described. A work approached from the point of view of a meticulous observer, bordering on irony about the dissection processes of the different cultures approached by colonialism.

The revision of this work is carried out from the point of view of the medium itself, through the message and the repetition of the language itself, exposing the idea of dissection as the basis of an anthropological study on the suitability to find the perfect sound. In this way, the author revises the idea of the intangible and abstract of the same sound process, as a meticulous process of observation and dissection from a recognizable sound object. The artist dissects one of the most recognizable sound machines throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, such as a turntable, an icon that transmits to us  to the idea of sound.

As in the referent of Leth, in this project the machine as a sound object is analyzed in detail; its arm, the needle, each of its buttons, the vinyl, its grooves, all the details become the object of dissertation from the point of view of an observer who seeks to delve into the fetish object to find the idea of the perfect sound.  The work consists of 8 printed papers, which contain an adapted version of the original script reflecting on the idea of the perfect sound, as a process of  search that leads nowhere . The papers are accompanied by a portable turntable on which a vinyl recorded with the artist's own voice will be played.

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