Project Name

Synchronic Atlas

Project Details

Synchronic Atlas was a workshop in collaboration with Fundación Alumnos 47, in which young artists seek relationships between art and science, art and technology; as well as to experiment between material and space. With the aim of generating and sharing knowledge collectively.

Modules:

  1. Observation

The first module focused on observation through various disciplines: art, philosophy, magic, medicine and shamanism, the construction of the Western vision and the politics of identities, mathematics, astrophysics and sound.

  1. Drawing

This module was dedicated to the acts of observation and visualization, and how different ways of observation can become drawing tools. Scientific drawing has been a crucial in the history of science, both for scientists and the dissemination of knowledge of this discipline. The interest of this module was to explore the combination of “recording forms” through the discipline of drawing. Involving in the act of drawing elements of the hard sciences like proportions, geometry and free interpretation.

  1. Sound

The third module was dedicated to sound and hearing, with emphasis on field recording, the production of incidental sounds, the creation of artifacts for sound perception and sound as a malleable and narrative material. They searche for sound in everyday objects, the importance of sound in literature, the first recordings in history, the birth of a technology and the cultural transformations involved.

4. Cartography

This module focused on the historical creation of geographical, imaginary and utopian maps, and in the semiotic and material cartographic relations.

  1. Travel literature

In the fifth module, travel journals and journeys of the imagination were explored, as well as different travel artifacts created throughout history. The territory and the landscape as theaters of memory and travel, as acts that express belonging and attachment.

  1. Forms of documentation

This module was dedicated to the creation of rules to play with the registration modes. The participants were invited to explore with other ways of looking, to collect different types of samples, notes, sounds, drawings, photographs, testimonials, electrical objects and ideas that are normally solid in different fields of knowledge. All the collected materials were connected to draw a map where the diversity in the ways of looking and investigating can be evidenced.

 

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