Headlands Center for the Arts

Marc Vilanova

Catalonia | music/sound
Artist in Residence Program 2020

Artist Statement

I am a sound and light artist working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. My artistic production has always been led by a spirit of innovation fueled by an interest in new media, merging research and artistic practices to explore concepts such audio visuality, machine self-expression, AI, cyborg art, and human obsolescence.

Currently, I create audiovisual performances/installations while working with electroacoustic composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary collaborations with dance, theatre, and moving images. My pieces have been presented in festivals around the world in Japan, the US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Taiwan, South Korea, Russia and many countries in Europe.

While at Headlands

As humans our senses are limited in the perception of nature. One  such limitation is our audible range, which is incapable of detecting frequencies below 20Hz and above 16kHz. Considering the numerous indicators that these frequencies can can still influence human beings, I will dedicate my residency at Headlands to studying them, with the goal of creating a new installation as a result of the research.  

 

Selected Works

 

Aresta, 2018; 12 channel sound, saxophones, steel, wood, speaker cones, LEDs, dmx controllers, custom software, custom electronics, dimmers, 7m x 4.5m x 3m; © Marc Vilanova

 

Mementō, 2015. 6 channel sound, PP raffia fabric, contact mics, braided steel cable, custom software, 10m x 9m x 4m; produced in collaboration with Moradavaga and The Strings Theatre Company; © Marc Vilanova

 

Saxophone Miniatures, 2015. Single Channel Video (colour, stereo live sound, HD video), no dialogue. 1:16; © Marc Vilanova

Banner image: Spike, 2019; 8 channel sound, 14,200 ribbon cables, 210 LEDs, wood, braided steel cable, dmx controllers, custom software, 4m x 4m x 3m; photo by Itziar Calle

Personal Website

http://marcvilanova.com/