SCB2019_artists_Enrique_Ramirez

Tidal Pulse, part II

Enrique Ramírez (CL)

Tidal Pulse, part II

Enrique Ramírez (CL)

Tidal Pulse, part II

Enrique Ramírez (CL)

Tidal Pulse, part II

Enrique Ramírez (CL)

Tidal Pulse, part II

Enrique Ramírez (CL)

Tidal Pulse is a site-responsive sound piece and visual voyage taking place on a local boat. The work reflects on the environmental challenges along the Norwegian coastline by linking two threatened environments: Harstad (above the Arctic Circle, in the Troms region) and Stavanger. Tidal Pulse - part I has been commissioned by AMIFF – Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival in 2018 and was curated by Vanina Saracino. Tidal Pulse - part II has been commissioned by the Screen City Biennial for the edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued (2019) and will take place during its opening weekend (October 17-20).

Tidal Pulse - part II, Enrique Ramírez records the underwater noise of oil pumps and the sounds of the boat - the vibrations created by the engine inside and outside the moving vehicle and in the operations room - and composes, in real time, a sound piece that becomes the pulse of this fuel-powered heart drifting along our increasingly threatened oceans. In this way, Ramírez aims to develop the research initiated in Harstad by focusing, in Stavanger, on the pressing topics of extraction and deep sea mining.

The boat’s pulse intertwines with the voices of local activists, politicians, scientists and workers in the oil industry business, reflecting on issues regarding the future of post fossil-fuel societies, the future of Norway and, by extension, the future of the Earth.

We, the passengers and the audience, can hear these sounds through wireless headphones, having the opportunity to circulate on the boat, to immerse completely in the sounds and images, or even to opt for silence. The length of the journey, lasting three hours, invites us to take the time to sense the surroundings and to embrace a slower pace, and it explicitly aims at countering the increasing acceleration of Western societies, demanding us to be faster, more productive and more efficient in the name of a destructive conception of progress.

BIOGRAPHY

Enrique Ramírez was born in 1979 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, and he lives and works between Chile and France. His work combines video, photography, sound, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. He often uses images and sound to construct a profusion of intrigues and to occupy the equilibrium between the poetic and the political. His imaginary worlds are attached to one obsessional element—his thinking starts with the sea, a space for memory in perpetual movement, a space for narrative projections where the fate of Chile intersects with grand narratives of voyage, conquest and migratory flows. His liquid images speak of the sparkle of a truth in permanent flight, the backwash of history, always repeating and never the same.

 

Tidal Pulse is a site-responsive sound piece and visual voyage taking place on a local boat. The work reflects on the environmental challenges along the Norwegian coastline by linking two threatened environments: Harstad (above the Arctic Circle, in the Troms region) and Stavanger. Tidal Pulse - part I has been commissioned by AMIFF – Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival in 2018 and was curated by Vanina Saracino. Tidal Pulse - part II has been commissioned by the Screen City Biennial for the edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued (2019) and will take place during its opening weekend (October 17-20).

Tidal Pulse - part II, Enrique Ramírez records the underwater noise of oil pumps and the sounds of the boat - the vibrations created by the engine inside and outside the moving vehicle and in the operations room - and composes, in real time, a sound piece that becomes the pulse of this fuel-powered heart drifting along our increasingly threatened oceans. In this way, Ramírez aims to develop the research initiated in Harstad by focusing, in Stavanger, on the pressing topics of extraction and deep sea mining.

The boat’s pulse intertwines with the voices of local activists, politicians, scientists and workers in the oil industry business, reflecting on issues regarding the future of post fossil-fuel societies, the future of Norway and, by extension, the future of the Earth.

We, the passengers and the audience, can hear these sounds through wireless headphones, having the opportunity to circulate on the boat, to immerse completely in the sounds and images, or even to opt for silence. The length of the journey, lasting three hours, invites us to take the time to sense the surroundings and to embrace a slower pace, and it explicitly aims at countering the increasing acceleration of Western societies, demanding us to be faster, more productive and more efficient in the name of a destructive conception of progress.

BIOGRAPHY

Enrique Ramirez
was born in 1979 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, and he lives and works between Chile and France. His s work combines video, photography, sound, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. He often uses images and sound to construct a profusion of intrigues and to occupy the equilibrium between the poetic and the political. His imaginary worlds are attached to one obsessional element—his thinking starts with the sea, a space for memory in perpetual movement, a space for narrative projections where the fate of Chile intersects with grand narratives of voyage, conquest and migratory flows. His liquid images speak of the sparkle of a truth in permanent flight, the backwash of history, always repeating and never the same.

 

Tidal Pulse is a site-responsive sound piece and visual voyage taking place on a local boat. The work reflects on the environmental challenges along the Norwegian coastline by linking two threatened environments: Harstad (above the Arctic Circle, in the Troms region) and Stavanger. Tidal Pulse - part I has been commissioned by AMIFF – Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival in 2018 and was curated by Vanina Saracino. Tidal Pulse - part II has been commissioned by the Screen City Biennial for the edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued (2019) and will take place during its opening weekend (October 17-20).

Tidal Pulse - part II, Enrique Ramírez records the underwater noise of oil pumps and the sounds of the boat - the vibrations created by the engine inside and outside the moving vehicle and in the operations room - and composes, in real time, a sound piece that becomes the pulse of this fuel-powered heart drifting along our increasingly threatened oceans. In this way, Ramírez aims to develop the research initiated in Harstad by focusing, in Stavanger, on the pressing topics of extraction and deep sea mining.

The boat’s pulse intertwines with the voices of local activists, politicians, scientists and workers in the oil industry business, reflecting on issues regarding the future of post fossil-fuel societies, the future of Norway and, by extension, the future of the Earth.

We, the passengers and the audience, can hear these sounds through wireless headphones, having the opportunity to circulate on the boat, to immerse completely in the sounds and images, or even to opt for silence. The length of the journey, lasting three hours, invites us to take the time to sense the surroundings and to embrace a slower pace, and it explicitly aims at countering the increasing acceleration of Western societies, demanding us to be faster, more productive and more efficient in the name of a destructive conception of progress.

BIOGRAPHY

Enrique Ramirez
was born in 1979 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, and he lives and works between Chile and France. His s work combines video, photography, sound, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. He often uses images and sound to construct a profusion of intrigues and to occupy the equilibrium between the poetic and the political. His imaginary worlds are attached to one obsessional element—his thinking starts with the sea, a space for memory in perpetual movement, a space for narrative projections where the fate of Chile intersects with grand narratives of voyage, conquest and migratory flows. His liquid images speak of the sparkle of a truth in permanent flight, the backwash of history, always repeating and never the same.

 

Tidal Pulse is a site-responsive sound piece and visual voyage taking place on a local boat. The work reflects on the environmental challenges along the Norwegian coastline by linking two threatened environments: Harstad (above the Arctic Circle, in the Troms region) and Stavanger. Tidal Pulse - part I has been commissioned by AMIFF – Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival in 2018 and was curated by Vanina Saracino. Tidal Pulse - part II has been commissioned by the Screen City Biennial for the edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued (2019) and will take place during its opening weekend (October 17-20).

Tidal Pulse - part II, Enrique Ramírez records the underwater noise of oil pumps and the sounds of the boat - the vibrations created by the engine inside and outside the moving vehicle and in the operations room - and composes, in real time, a sound piece that becomes the pulse of this fuel-powered heart drifting along our increasingly threatened oceans. In this way, Ramírez aims to develop the research initiated in Harstad by focusing, in Stavanger, on the pressing topics of extraction and deep sea mining.

The boat’s pulse intertwines with the voices of local activists, politicians, scientists and workers in the oil industry business, reflecting on issues regarding the future of post fossil-fuel societies, the future of Norway and, by extension, the future of the Earth.

We, the passengers and the audience, can hear these sounds through wireless headphones, having the opportunity to circulate on the boat, to immerse completely in the sounds and images, or even to opt for silence. The length of the journey, lasting three hours, invites us to take the time to sense the surroundings and to embrace a slower pace, and it explicitly aims at countering the increasing acceleration of Western societies, demanding us to be faster, more productive and more efficient in the name of a destructive conception of progress.

BIOGRAPHY

Enrique Ramirez
was born in 1979 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, and he lives and works between Chile and France. His s work combines video, photography, sound, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. He often uses images and sound to construct a profusion of intrigues and to occupy the equilibrium between the poetic and the political. His imaginary worlds are attached to one obsessional element—his thinking starts with the sea, a space for memory in perpetual movement, a space for narrative projections where the fate of Chile intersects with grand narratives of voyage, conquest and migratory flows. His liquid images speak of the sparkle of a truth in permanent flight, the backwash of history, always repeating and never the same.

 

Tidal Pulse is a site-responsive sound piece and visual voyage taking place on a local boat. The work reflects on the environmental challenges along the Norwegian coastline by linking two threatened environments: Harstad (above the Arctic Circle, in the Troms region) and Stavanger. Tidal Pulse - part I has been commissioned by AMIFF – Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival in 2018 and was curated by Vanina Saracino. Tidal Pulse - part II has been commissioned by the Screen City Biennial for the edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued (2019) and will take place during its opening weekend (October 17-20).

Tidal Pulse - part II, Enrique Ramírez records the underwater noise of oil pumps and the sounds of the boat - the vibrations created by the engine inside and outside the moving vehicle and in the operations room - and composes, in real time, a sound piece that becomes the pulse of this fuel-powered heart drifting along our increasingly threatened oceans. In this way, Ramírez aims to develop the research initiated in Harstad by focusing, in Stavanger, on the pressing topics of extraction and deep sea mining.

The boat’s pulse intertwines with the voices of local activists, politicians, scientists and workers in the oil industry business, reflecting on issues regarding the future of post fossil-fuel societies, the future of Norway and, by extension, the future of the Earth.

We, the passengers and the audience, can hear these sounds through wireless headphones, having the opportunity to circulate on the boat, to immerse completely in the sounds and images, or even to opt for silence. The length of the journey, lasting three hours, invites us to take the time to sense the surroundings and to embrace a slower pace, and it explicitly aims at countering the increasing acceleration of Western societies, demanding us to be faster, more productive and more efficient in the name of a destructive conception of progress.

BIOGRAPHY

Enrique Ramirez
was born in 1979 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, and he lives and works between Chile and France. His s work combines video, photography, sound, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. He often uses images and sound to construct a profusion of intrigues and to occupy the equilibrium between the poetic and the political. His imaginary worlds are attached to one obsessional element—his thinking starts with the sea, a space for memory in perpetual movement, a space for narrative projections where the fate of Chile intersects with grand narratives of voyage, conquest and migratory flows. His liquid images speak of the sparkle of a truth in permanent flight, the backwash of history, always repeating and never the same.

 

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