Volcanoes are breath-taking phenomena. Ruptures and movement in the Earth’s tectonic plates cause visual spectacles of red magma eruptions and gas explosions. However, what is perceived when we close our eyes?
The audio work EARTHING was created after intensive fieldwork on the island of La Palma (Spain), during the last week of the 85-day eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in 2021. The work encourages the visitor to listen to the earth, by paying attention to the constant reconfiguration of our planet by changing flows of matter and energy in different forms (solid, liquid and gas). EARTHING maps sound and vibrations that incessantly and invisibly pass beyond all human expressions.
pablo sanz (ES) is an artist, composer, and researcher. His work includes site-specific projects, immersive installations, live performances in the dark, exhibitions and audio works. With a focus on the limits and thresholds of perception and attention, he researches listening, sound space, more-than-human vitality, aural energies, and otherness. He sees listening as a political act, meant to resist the dominant currents in contemporary societies and cultivate alternative forms of being and thinking.
The fieldwork on La Palma was carried out with the help of volcanologists Poly Carracedo and Vicente Soler (IPNA-CSIC). Fieldwork and production support: Palma E. Christian. Special thanks to Antonio Morales (Cabildo de La Palma).
13 Apr12:00 – 20:00
14 Apr12:00 – 20:00
15 Apr12:00 – 20:00
16 Apr12:00 – 20:00
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Heuvel Galerie, Centrum 24
5611 DK Eindhoven