Salon Digital - Icaro López de Mesa Moyano

Salon Digital - Icaro López de Mesa Moyano

Eventsseries / 14.12.2021

Within Salon Digital, Icaro López de Mesa Moyano present his work.


Nene del Solar and his Tropical Machines

Nene del Solar and the Tropical Machines is a ritual that explores through sound devices, poetry, dance, and music, the Tropical as a phenomenon resulting from the tensions between the global north and the global south; the clashes between their epistemologies and how these inhabit an individual.

Nene del solar is in the middle of the tropics, dealing with tensions between opposite ideas. Connecting hips, brain, and heart, to machines and instruments. Chanting and dancing with them, through them; Nene is seeking for Intra-Tropical communications, connecting affects in his inside, hoping to resonate with the outside. Inner conversations which are trying to bring together body and mind knowledges. Sound sendings which combine sciences and techniques, ethics and politics, confusions and clarities, enchanting an intimate space: A tropical call center, a gate Nene del Solar has created, framed by two sorts of mechanical totems. Can and Capri: Can connecting with the Tropic of Cancer, Capri connecting with the Tropic of Capricorn.

This Salon digital will be a special night in which Icaro will talk more in-depth about the concepts, theory, and process inside Nene del Solar.

14.12.2021, 6 pm admission, 6:30 pm start
Nebenflut, Seg. 7, Am Speicher XI, 28217 Bremen
(2G rules apply).

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The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable.
Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor.
The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates.

Organized by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul

Salon Digital - Icaro López de Mesa Moyano

Nebenflut, Segment 7, Speicher XI, 28217 Bremen

14. December 2021, 18:00