I was invited by the rubberbodies collective to compose and record a soundtrack for their latest work.
-hEx: inverting geometry is an interactive video and performance installation exploring the aesthetics and properties of auxetic materials. The work will be exhibited as a part of the “How?” exhibition, curated by Lily Agius, and the Science in the City festival (September 2012).The live performance can only be experienced for one hour each day from 8PM till 9PM.
The rubberbodies is a multi-disciplinary artist collective based on the island of Malta. Their collaborations arise from an addiction to create and a curiosity towards the other. rubberbodies’ method is based on devised work and no restrictions of what to do and how to arrive to it is made. By exchanging techniques and approaches, we are always seeking what is most alive, integrating text, music, image and action. Their interest is to interweave, change and fertilise each others’ artistic visions and find ways of bringing to life our visual conceptions.The collective aims to integrate art as a category in a society that builds expectations, values and roles based on a controlled system generated by the powerful bodies of religion, politics and the media. They use art and our bodies to address culturally determined perceptions by creating spaces for the observation of serious social and political issues.
For this project, I recorded my beloved ‘saxcretino’ together with other handmade microtonal wind intruments, some household objecs, an indian flute, voice and some digital sounds. I also used a few samplers of sounds of machines. It was all done at my home studio in early September 2012.
Listen to the soundtrack here: