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Félix Lazo: m:n:m::l

  • Location:
    AC Institute, 547 W. 27 St. #610, New York, New York, 10001, US

Curated by María J. Montalva

About m:n:m::l

Is there a possibility of creating a piece that becomes an experience deep enough that it transforms our neuronal conditioning and presents reality anew?

Félix Lazo’s field of interest relates to the problems of perception and cognition, how we connect to what our senses receive and how we make sense and meaning out of this information.

m:n:m::l is an interactive, visual and audible installation that consists of two visual systems and one audible system. Each of the visual systems is made up of two parts: a physical or material part of origami boxes made of synthetic paper placed in a grid on the wall. The digital part is projected on the walls so that it interacts with the boxes. Interactive programs specifically created for the installation run the two visual systems. Placed on two walls, the interaction between color, form and origami gives each of them a distinctive character. These abstract systems based on simple geometric forms are modified by the interaction between sound movements in the environment.

Félix Lazo was born in Chile in 1957. Lazo studied Biology at the University of Chile while also studying Music and taking some courses in Art History with a special interest in Latin American Art at the Catholic University of Chile. In 1981 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Catholic University and the following year he enrolled in some courses in Art Studies at the School of Fine Arts.

In 1985 Lazo was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which enabled him to earn a Master of Arts in Music Education and also a Master of Education at Teacher’s College of Columbia University. From 2002 to 2003 Lazo studied Computer Music Composition at the Center of Musical Composition (CCMIX) in Paris at the studio of the famous French composer and music theorist Iannis Xenakis (1922 - 2001).