The section Ephemeral presented 6 artists from the main Creation Factories: Hangar, Fabra i Coats and La Escocesa, selected under the theme of awareness about the perception of the environment, the construction of languages and forms of communication, by the curator Caterina Almirall.

The artists develop communicative and interpretative strategies through the materials they manipulate: stones, metal, light, color, language and the body itself to understand our relationship with the world of the senses. This is our primordial channel of communication between humans, nonhumans and the environment, and this is essentially artistic work: understanding that the senses do not generate truth but conventional systems of relationship. Manipulating them allows us to become aware of them, to be creative.

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Guillermo Moreno Mirallas, Soundescape, 2018, Extract of video documentaton of the interaction with the piece

Guillermo Moreno Mirallas lives and works in Barcelona. With a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Universitat de Barcelona and a Degree in Graphic Design Escola Superior de Arte Llotja, Barcelona, he included in his career Violin and Piano Studies in Professional Music Conservatory in Zaragoza, Spain.

Starting from the stone as a basic, minimum element, as a primordial object, Guillermo Moreno explores our relationship with the world in a multidisciplinary work in which sound and mineral are mixed. Using sound as a material loaded with digital information, Soundscapes proposes us to approach the world to realize the interaction and the effects that occur in this relationship.

Soundcapes is an interactive piece in which people are invited to come and interact with it. From applying contact microphones to the rocks, the sound is manipulated through a pedal effect generating different sound densities. The result is the poetics that suggest a language and a form of communication between us and the world – the mineral world in this case – that does not pretend to generate a form of understanding, but a space of relationship that goes much further, and that it allows us to open the possibilities of imagining communication formats. In other words, the matter is transformed into sound so that the stones speak to us.