The Drifter's Guide to Field Recording, Mexico City, will be conducted as part of The Biofive: Experimental Urban Video project. As a participant in this international project, I will conduct a free workshop at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City on June 25-27, 2012. Continuing work that began during a workshop at ASU this past April, the Mexico City workshop will focus on building collaborative groups to create experimental audiovisual pieces related to issues surrounding transborder pollution. Seeking to build a dialogue across borders and between disciplines, the workshop will include participants from the arts, sciences and social sciences working together to produce works that will be screened in both Mexico City and Phoenix.
I conducted my first Drifter's Guide to Field Recording workshop as part of the Next Action: Art + Technology project in collaboration with South Mountain High School, Phoenix Country Day School, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Following this established model, I will lead a 30+ student workshop about urban sound and recording based on the technique of the Deríve, pioneered by the activist art group The Situationists. I will instruct them on technical aspects such as how to construct multiple microphone types from reclaimed components (extracted from abandoned consumer electronics), best practices regarding recording sounds in the field, generative composition using custom software (that I built in Max/MSP), and presentation in conjunction with visual media. I will also guide them in conceiving and executing their urban interventions along side Phoenix and Mexico City based artists.
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