current / upcoming / past
Based on social structures that radically change in the course of digitization, Gustavo Méndez López makes individual perception processes the topic and starting point of his artistic work. In particular, the relationship between media technology development and aesthetic practice creates an exciting framework for a large number of projects, ranging from sculptural compositions to space-related installations and sound works to experimental music formats. The materiality of the technical is often considered as precisely as the spatial and acoustic experience.
Text by Ingo Clauß
Curator - Weserburg Museum Bremen
Research and Waves is a networked online and real life curatorial art project by Gustavo Méndez Lopez, Norman Neumann and Henrik Nieratschker. Originated at the intersection of electronic art and sound practices, the group takes on the concept of the wave to explore current states in art and society through a spectrum of curatorial and artistic activities.
By incorporating a wide variety of people, objects and organisations from different backgrounds, Research and Waves further intends to build a network of connections between different modes of research and cultural production. Single activities, such as experiments with exhibition formats, scientific presentation, record releases or digital publications, become coordinates in a conceptual wave-topography that maps, and allows to explore and evaluate, the diversity of approaches, directions and subjects investigated.
orrrd is an artistic sound research project formed in 2012 by Norman Neumann and Gustavo Mendez. The project explores the construction and materiality of information systems through generated processes and performative audio/visual elements, whose different sources are edited, dispatched and linked fragmentarily. Although in this process often explores orrrd the potential of composition based on "rule-sets", the duo instead seem primarily interested in the potential of hardware; in the possibilities of algorithmic composition in puzzling signal chains.
Single Powder Splitter (s/p/s) is a solo sound electronic work informed by digital hybrids and sonic undercurrent.