Natalia Dominguez Rangel (*1981) born in Bogota, since 2003 living and working in Amsterdam. Composer and sound artist, a graduate of master’s studies at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam. In 2009 she won the Composers’ Award Tera de Marez Oyensprijs. Her sound installations are connected in reaction to specific places, predominantly with architecture, or in collaboration with other authors – writers or visual artists.
The exhibition reflects the heavy acoustics of the entire G99 gallery space. The artist reflects on the given issue from the point of view of space and the heterogeneity of time, inconspicuously transformed in an abstract, if not relative form. She composes special sound waves deepening the complexity of time organisation in the gallery space. Sound becomes a starting point for a certain wound or tenderness. Following the first room of sound pollution, she creates a contrast in the second room, a so-called empty space – vacuum. Several wafting high-frequency sounds reaching our physical bodies suddenly change in utter asceticism and the sterility of empty space. The “sound-devoid” experiment then constrains the visitor to a different perception than through the eyes, as we are used to.
Excerpt of the two rooms from the sound installation - listen here.
The artist’s residency is financially supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.