Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Amanda Gutiérrez: Listening / Speaking in Tongues

Soundwalk, 75 min
Saturday, 30 Sep, at 18:30

Registration required

Photo: Alexis Bellavance.

The soundwalk integrates the poetic dimension of Gloria Andalzúa’s literature, weaving significant connections with the mestizo and Chicana subjectivity embedded in the ‘transfronterizo’ and ’borderland’ concepts.

It departs from a sound score that highlights the agency of being an immigrant, queer, and in constant flux between borders, languages, and cultures. The soundwalk considers the site-specific acoustic ecologies and the symbolic aspects of Andalzúa’s poetry.

Amanda Gutiérrez (b. 1978, Mexico City) explores the experience of political listening and gender studies by bringing into focus soundwalking practices. Trained and graduated initially as a stage designer from The National School of Theater, Gutiérrez uses a range of digital media tools to investigate everyday life aural agencies and collective identities. Approaching these questions from aural perspectives continues to be of particular interest to Gutiérrez, who completed her MFA in Media and Performance Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Realised with the financial support of Concordia University, the soundwalk is a coproduction with the City of Women Festival.