QSox Transhumance

Patatas de goma

Five cars stand on a public square, a parking, or any other places where cars should be. They become musical and visual instruments, real time orchestrated by the software and the musicians.

30.9.2014
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With : Grégory Grincourt

“Patatas de goma” literally, “rubber feet” is Spanish slang used in Venezuela, standing for “tires” and thus designating a “car” in Venezuela. This work can either be presented as an installation or a performance. Five cars are parked in public space, a simple car park for instance. Cars become musical and visual instruments, real time orchestrated by software and by musicians. We use car horns and headlamps as elements of the partition. It’s an artistic situation in a common environment, destabilizing the audience in a playful mode. Leisure and freedom designed by industrials nowadays suffer evident environmental and social limits. Citizens’ awareness rises.

Both as artists and citizens of the world, our duty is to hijack industrial strategies that lock freedom of use, independence and creativity. Same locking mechanisms are found in softwares, companies, administrations, and assistance services. Everything is done to muzzle citizens and consumers and make them dependent on intermediaries. Let’s celebrate the end of this era by diverting the use of mass consumption objects and devices. Our cheerful car band’s gonna hold up your daily routine for one moment in a terrible fuzz of saturated sounds. Beware, citizens of the daily routine, beware!

Technics : Pure Data, electronics, transistors, relais, MIDI

Coproduction : DRAC of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais


Exhibitions and performances

What the FLOK ?Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille 2014-09-30

Festival GamerzMusée des tapisseries et École des Beaux-Arts, Aix-en-Provence 2012-10-19 > 2012-10-28

LAAC
LAACLieu d'Art et d'Action Contemporain, Dunkerque 2012-03-23 > 2012-03-25

Festival City Sonic
Festival City SonicGrand place, Mons, Belgique 2010-08-27

Festival Les Bains Numériques
Festival Les Bains NumériquesParking du Centre des Arts (CDA), Enghien-Les-Bains 2010-06-12 > 2010-06-19

Art et paysages urbains
Art et paysages urbainsGare Saint-Sauveur, Lille 2010-05-06