SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL - THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION
Mario de Vega: Dolmen
27 February 2015 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In the large entry hall of the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Sonic Acts presents Dolmen, a new installation by Mexican sound artist Mario de Vega. De Vega is known – or maybe even notorious – for his confrontational works, which, for instance, use infrasound or extremely high voltages. Dolmen is an intervention that explores the boundaries of human perception as well as the social, political and physical impact of telecommunications technology. It makes the public physically aware of the presence of wireless signals in space – the radio signals that are the carrier waves of our digital communications. The work evolved from interests in radio signals and in the possible negative influence of electromagnetic pollution on humans.