Strings Attached is a series of reflections upon the relation between sound and space. The approach begins from the principle of acoustic resonance between surfaces and frequencies, and uses it as a metaphor to comment on the relation between architecture, urban development and music. Trough the scouting of music districts and the experimentation of musical instruments technology, the investigation derives in a sound installation, a series of drawings, a video and a series of documents. Being a project realized as a visiting artist within the Unlisted Projects Residency Program, the main idea is triggered by the vibrant development of a live music scene in Austin and the possibility to explore the ways sound and space get systematized in this context.
Ernesto Walker (MX, 1982)
Based in Monterrey (MX). His artwork is characterized by the exploration of chance and abstraction as a way to encode and visually translate the reality around us, looking for links between what is accidental and what becomes meaningful. His academic formation is on the field of humanities, with a bachelor degree in International Relations obtained in 2006.
Until now he has 13 solo exhibitions and participated in 47 group exhibits, including exhibits at an international level in London, Brussels, Luxemburg, Athens, Switzerland, Argentina, United States Italy and Spain. Some of his artworks are part of collections in Italy, England, United States, Canada, Argentina and Mexico.
Among other distinctions, he is 1st place winner of the Saatchi Gallery Drawing Showdown (2011), obtained the Young Creators Fellowship from the National Arts Fund FONCA (2016), is recipient of the PACMyC fellowship given by the Arts and Culture National Council of Mexico CONACULTA (2009) as well as the FINANCIARTE production fellowship given by the State Arts Council CONARTE (2011). Since January 2011, he is professor of the School of Art, Architecture and Design of the Tec de Monterrey College.
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Strings Attached from Ernesto Walker on Vimeo.