The Posthumous Aural
sound performance with human ash based ink and piezolectric micrphones on mixed media sculpture
The Posthumous Aural is an installation and performance that explores the link between the transformation of human remains and the economy of death through aural space. Tthe vibrations of non-living matter occupy a conjectural space of mourning, signalled by the absence of language. Revisiting the figure of the Spanish plañidera and escape of the complainants, The Posthumous Aural is a sonic act of inquiry into the material and cultural representations of the body-object, as well as the necropolitical and spatial consequences of its accelerated conversion into a commodity.
Collaborator: Aitana S H Gandía
Part of “Meanwhile”, Studio for Immediate Spaces show at Overchiestraat 188, Amsterdam, NL
Shown at “Alchemist, Designer”, curated by Het Nieuw Instituut during Dutch Design Week 2021 at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
pictures by Isabel Martín