In this studio visit, Lopez discusses her artistic process and how the Roulette commission allowed her to create “machinic fantasies.”
As part of her 2018 Jerome Commission at Roulette, Cecilia Lopez will be performing “machinic fantasies.” This work is a performative installation based on the idea of producing a sonic and visual live “mediation process/machine.” It utilizes multichannel video and sound spatialization techniques to augment the audience’s perception of specific kinetic sound objects.
Cecilia Lopez is a composer, musician and multimedia artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently based in New York. Her work explores perception and transmission processes focusing on the relationship between sound technologies and listening practices. She works across the media of performance, sound, installation and the creation of sound devices and systems. Lopez holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and an MA from Wesleyan University in composition (2016). Her work has been performed and exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (AR), Center for Contemporary Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Ostrava, Czech Republic), MATA Festival 2012, Experimental Intermedia, Fridman Gallery (NY), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, Norway) and the XIV Cuenca Biennial, among others. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow in 2015 and has participated in various international residency programs.