Fluvià River [Featured project]
Format: sound and video 4K
Synopsis: Fluviá River is an audiovisual work by the sound artist Juan Matos Capote and the visual artist Noemi Sjöberg.
It was created as part of a residence in Ciudat Jardín, Ventallo in April 2017.
This work is the third in a series about the rivers in Catalonia.
Using all kinds of devices (hydrophones, contact microphones, waterproof cameras, and drones), the artists capture sound and video field recordings of selected rivers. The territories they prioritize are those in which the complex relations between the natural and the artificial are manifested. The piece is not meant to be a documentary, but clearly subjective, reflecting on the relationships between the territory, the observed and the external intervention of man.
Matos and Sjöberg are interested in antropospheric land. They submerge themselves in these environments, armed with their film and sound equipment, seeking to record malleable psycho-geographical material. They explore how man has an effect on the landscape, and how the landscape has an effect on man.
They record a multitude of elements, both sonorous and visual, that will be selected to re-present a paradoxical vision of reality. Although it may seem like a documentation, it is, in truth, a specific presentation through the subjective eye and ear.