WHY IS IT THEY SAY A CITY LIKE ANY CITY?
by ALE HOP
The piece was conceived in a context of immobility, and imagines a hallucinatory journey along South American territories, through sound and visual vignettes created in collaboration with thirteen musicians around the world, as well as with the AI artist Moises Horta who used an AI tool used to »translate« and »misstranslate« speech into image, creating different temporalities and points of view.
During the lockdown months, with the idea of challenging the digital technological resources that appear to dilute distances, Ale Hop started a process of remote collaboration by sending messages posted from various cities in South America to thirteen artists. In the messages, she journaled her impressions of familiar places to an intimate fictional character while reflecting on matters of time, sound, cosmovision, and colonial memory. The thirteen musicians (Ana Quiroga, Concepcion Huerta, Daniela Huerta, Elsa M'balla, Felicity Magan, Fil Uno, Ignacio Briceño, KMRU, Manongo Mujica, Nicole L'huillier, Raul Jardín, Sukitoa Onamau, Tomas Tello) summoned by the artist were asked to respond with sound collaborations.
Created by Ale Hop in collaboration with Ana Quiroga, Concepcion Huerta, Daniela Huerta, Elsa M’balla, Felicity Magan, Fil Uno, Ignacio Briceño, KMRU, Manongo Mujica, Moises Horta, Nicole L’huillier, Raul Jardín, Sukitoa Onamau, Tomas Tello.
Supported by the Akademie der Künste with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Neustart Kultur programme.