In late 2019 and early 2020 I began work on a collage piece of over 11 mins. length using found tape sounds and field recordings of ‘parasitic noises’ recorded during a recent process of restoration of some early electronic artworks by LUGAN. This coincided with the disturbing news reports about a new form of the SARS virus (an earlier strain of which I narrowly escaped on a visit to Japan back in 2003).
The piece was influenced by these developments and how many tried to blindly carry on with ‘business as usual’. It coincided neatly with an invitation from Francisco López to participate in the Audiosphere exhibition, and as such Super Spreader (as it was now called) was edited and submitted for inclusion.
Recently, some criticism of (some would say attacks on) the Audiosphere exhibition from a show on Spanish national radio (Ars Sonora show, prod. Miguel Alvarez Fernandez) prompted an angry response from participants and indeed from the curator Francisco López himself. You can read a rough English translation of the show in the download link above.
ARS SONORA 24 OCTOBER 2020 (PODCAST RNE SITE, SPANISH)
ARS SONORA 31 OCTOBER 2020 (PODCAST RNE SITE, SPANISH)
AUDIOSPHERE CATALOGUE AND ESSAYS (REINA SOFIA MUSEUM, ENGLISH)
Audiosphere is in the Reina Sofia Museum Madrid until 15 Feb. 2021. Super Spreader is in the ‘Derechos’/’Rights’ room.