SOMA SUMMER 2018

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logotas  This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

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Studio visit with Ariel Guzik

Studio visit with local Mexico City artist Ariel Guzik

Ariel Guzik designs and produces mechanisms and instruments to enquire into the various languages of nature. He is also a musician, draftsman and illustrator. He is the director of the Nature Expression and Resonance Research Laboratory in Mexico (Laboratorio Plasmaht de Investigación en Resonancia y Expresión de la Naturaleza, Asociación Civil), an organisation which explores natural resonance, mechanics, electricity and magnetism and how these phenomena can be applied to music and sound experiments.

Visit to Anthropology Museum with Eduardo Abaroa

Swimming in the Chimaerozoic Era with artist Eduardo Abaroa.
‘In these sessions, we discussed several issues regarding the role that human activity has played in the radical transformation of our planet. Climate change and the depletion of biodiversity are just two of the pressing crises of our time which have stimulated the quest for an accurate evaluation of the problems. There is a constant flow of scientific data and alleged practical solutions to curb land, air and water pollution, to prevent the loss of different regions of the biosphere, or to figure out new technologies that will ensure the continuity of the system of production in contemporary societies. The course implies a discussion of some of the ideas that have been put forward regarding the cluster of issues. Taking into account new concepts produced in Latin America and Mexico, which can be compared to their equivalents produced elsewhere. The course will include a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology that intends to give a historic perspective as well as an overview of some of the cultural conflicts that have been defined by Mexican Culture in the last century.
The course included a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology that intends to give a historic perspective as well as an overview of some of the cultural aspects of that Mexican culture in the last century.’