“Only through time, time is conquered”, T. S. Eliot.
“To be in the outskirts is also to be inside”, Pablo García Casado
Dispolitopia: dystopian and political
Through the figure of the flâneur we will work the dramaturgy of sound in abandoned spaces, recording certain sounds, noises, or voices, with mobile technology and including them in the work we produce. We will work on studying voices and other sounds. We are interested in these spaces that are stuck or paralyzed in a certain historical moment. All space conceived as mere transit. How the ruin survives, the structure, despite the irremissible passage of time. With urban exploration we make contact with bodily sensations caused by walking: chills, a certain sense of insecurity. This is how we will translate it to sound, to musical emotions, to our own poems, to the sound work we do.
Photos: Alicia G.Nuñez
A non-place, as Marc Augé already exposed in the field of anthropology or Ballard in that of science fiction, is an intermediate space that does not provide us with identity, it subtracts it in a certain way. We are interested in the relationship of these concepts applied to poetry: “There is no time for poetry”, written by Carilda Oliver Labra. Gender itself is a non-place among literary genres. Poetry is the margin, note to the margin, musicality, body, experience, game of repetitions that give other meanings to the signifier itself. Thus we work the poetic genre: weaving a sound space that gives meaning to those residual spaces, victims of acceleration by capitalist processes or the inordinate advance of neoliberalism. We are interested in emphasizing how these urban spaces affect the environment, in how they abound after certain historical processes, grow, destined to disuse or to shelter those affected by the social context. How nature takes sides, seizes them with their branches, trees growing inside them. How time has been eating space at the time, we are interested in stopping for a moment. Forget the fear it arouses, consider it a lie.
VOC·DAT it’s made up of the poet, multidisciplinary artist and journalist Alicia G. Núñez, the experimental musician Daniel Álvarez and the plastic artist and poet Ángela Gemio. It is also the acronym of Alejandra Pizarnik’s verse: “Vértigo o contemplación de algo que termina” (Vertigo or contemplation of something that ends).
They work in the field of contemporary sound art, experimental electronic music and poetry. Among his research is the work of authors such as Gloria Fuertes, Virginie Despentes, Adrienne Rich or A. Pizarnik and his own. His live shows are random and improvised in real time. Each sample of its production is unique in performatic terms.
The piece broadcasted here is a field recording work that was done for the “24H Fonografía del Mundo” call of the UQAC – Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
VOCDAT was selected for this call and did a field recording and live recording in Konvent Zero .
The band at that time was conformed by Alicia G. Núñez, Daniel Álvarez Martínez and Ángela Gemio. To this day only Dani continues with it.
Alicia G. and Ángela Gemio have embarked on a new path with a band called LiTTiO X, with the same mutant spirit and noise generator.