domingo, 8 de abril de 2012

DEMILIT: SF Gravelator 91L



El proyecto «SF Gravelator 91L» del colectivo DEMILIT le da una
interesante vuelta de tuerca al uso crítico del paisaje
sonoro. Centrándose en la práctica destrucción de Angel Island
por los militares cuando la isla pasó a alojar una base de
misiles, DEMILIT proponen un paisaje sonoro ficticio, imaginario,
reconstruyendo, desde la narrativa aural, la memoria de algo que
ya no existe:

«SF-91L is the name of the abandoned Nike Missile station on Angel
Island, in the San Francisco Bay, where we recorded the sounds
for this piece. Gravelator refers to the simultaneous process of
building up and eroding away the island. We displaced the
island’s own material to construct a second island, an imaginary
island, which is encapsulated in the sound.

In a related fashion, the military severed the island’s crown in
order to install the radar system for the missiles. The missiles
were made obsolete not long after it was finished and was
decommissioned. Decades later, the Gravelator is a means of
awakening the sequestered spaces of the silo.»

Más información en el tumblr de DEMILIT.

Kamen Nedev

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