“Voces” is an immersive audiovisual installation developed for the former Artillery Factory of Seville, part of the heritage of the city. It has been developed for the programme “Artillery works”, and has been curated by Zemos98.
The installation is in dialogue with the monumental architecture of the factory, and with the future uses for a cultural space as big as this one. The piece has been developed taking into account desires, ideas and proposals according to an inclusive culture that places in the centre the challenges of transformation and sustainability of the city against touristification and homogeneity. Lights, spatialized music and sounds are playing together with dialogues between persons from different backgrounds.
The selection of participants, made by Zemos98, was done with an inclusive criteria in terms of gender, diverse in terms of racialised bodies and expertise: dance, flamenco, rap, science, education or memory.
The creation process also involved custom software that helped creating light behaviors that followed the multichannel soundtrack. Behaviors of light and sound were blended together through the use of multichannel envelope followers that analyzed audio and transformed it into control data for the DMX fixtures. At the same time, a set of 3D sound tools helped creating a soundtrack that dialogued with the architectural space, bringing to life industrial soundscapes, synth textures, granular voices, flamenco and hip-hop beats. You can check the full soundtrack here:
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Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Heliot Baeza __ Dancer
Alicia Acuña __ Flamenco singer
Negro Jari __ Hip hop singer
Jose Ángel Jiménez (dopeboy)