Of Breath and Sound: Narrative Strategies for a Contaminating Composition, 2022

Tropical House, Botanical Garden, University of Vienna, AT. July 7 – 24, 2022

Angélica Castelló (MX/AT), Natalia Dominguez Rangel (NL/CO), Lorena Moreno Vera (MX), Lucía Simón Medina (ES)

Of Breath and Sound is a four-channel sound installation based on a group composition written and performed by Angélica Castelló, Natalia Dominguez Rangel, Lorena Moreno Vera, and Lucía Simón Medina. The piece explores contamination as a collaborative practice (Lowenhaupt Tsing, A., 2015), using breath(ing) materiality as an acoustic and narrative phenomenon.

Of Breath and Sound thus delves into breath(ing)’s manifold physical, abstract and aural layers, emphasizing its commonality, or atmosphere (Coccia, E., 2017) as the primary act of existence that is entirely dependent on and built by the life of others.

©Angélica Castelló, Natalia Domínguez Rangel, Lorena Moreno Vera, Lucía Simón Medina.