El Parque Está Situado En Su Propia Casa (the park is situated in it’s own house) is the result of a residency I participated in through March 2012 at Campos de Gutierrez, Medellin, Colombia where all 8 artists-in-residence exhibited works in one of the city’s more central art space, Plazarte.
My piece began as a performance on the exhibition’s opening night, using objects and recordings from Campos de Gutierrez. During the performance, and using transducers, I played sounds through an old guitar from Campos de Gutierrez and an oil drum found at Plazarte, both suspended from the ceiling. For the remainder of the month the piece continued to be exhibited in this way, playing subtle sounds captured during the performance and around the residency house through the objects.
The piece presented here is a composition which represents a combination of the two.
– Simon Whetham, October 2012.
released February 1, 2013
composed from field, performance and installation recordings from Campos de Gutierrez and Plazarte, both in Medellin, Colombia, March 2012
Thanks to Andres, Chris, Alejandro, Bjork, Luke, Elisabeth, Aurelie, Juliana, David, Miguel, all at Plazarte and Campos de Gutierrez and Richard.
cover image: ‘Exterior’ by Chris Wolston
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