Live Stage: Space of Sound [London]


Sound, Space, Visuality and Emotional Geographies of Violence - everri in conversation with Gabriela Salgado (Public Programme Curator, Tate Modern) :: July 10, 2008, 7:00 - 8:00 pm :: Delfina Foundation, 29 Catherine Place, London :: Reservations: RSVP [at]

The memory of a sound is a peculiar mechanism, and its resonance is shared collectively. In her artistic practice, Clemencia Echeverri tries to capture the particular element of sound that, whilst echoing the present, conjures up past experiences through evocations, archetypal relationships and a sense of place. In a seemingly passive way, the sound that dwells within each of us eventually becomes neutralized by cultural and educational forces, which act as filters and, in many cases, prevent us from hearing.

Presenting 4 of Clemencia's recent video pieces, the discussion will focus on "the sounds that reaches distances where the intimate fuses with the social, where the passing voice is symbolically filtered through internal and external spaces, where nature guards its own sounds and secrets of historical violence."

Perhaps art is the witness that allows us to hear all this evocative and archetypal material?

Clemencia Echeverri studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. She was an international resident artist at the Delfina Studio Trust, and has exhibited her work internationally. Clemencia currently lives and work in Colombia. She teaches Art at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin.