Hallucinations of Remembrance and Imminence
January 29 - March 19, 2022
Curated by/Featuring Cristóbal Martínez
Beginning January 29, 2022, Cristóbal Martínez and Southern Exposure are proud to present an ambitious new solo project, Hallucinations of Remembrance and Imminence. This newly commissioned immersive sound environment is inspired by Martinez’s childhood memories of the expanse and presence of the place which he and his ancestors have called home for thousands of years. By recalling sonic impressions of his childhood growing up in the high desert of North Central New Mexico, the artist grieves for the land and ecosystem in extreme drought. This exhibition will be on view through March 19, 2022.
Martínez’s electro-acoustic sound environment uses generative computer algorithms that cause sound to move and change shape throughout the installation. Experimental sounds that reference extreme forces of nature engulf recordings of birds and insects native to the land where Martinez’s family has lived for thousands of years. Visitors will be immersed within this multichannel experience and are encouraged to strike a suspended sculptural bell in acknowledgment of animal populations currently disappearing as their habitats are increasingly destroyed by human behavior.
Hallucinations of Remembrance and Imminence can be viewed by appointment. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Appointments can be made here.
This exhibition is generously supported by grants from the Creative Work Fund, California Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as Southern Exposure’s members and donors.