I am sitting in a room
03 September - 03 October, 2020
Alberto Lezaca's work has been marked by a strong interest in creating links with artistic practices beyond the plastic arts, for this reason it's common to find architectural, literary, cinematographic or musical references in his work.
The project "I'm sitting in a room" takes its name from the work created by the American musician Alvin Lucier in 1969. In this work, Lucier records a short text with his voice, which is reproduced and recorded over and over again by a time span of approximately 45 minutes, during this process the musician's voice is modified and altered through the sum of resonances produced by the acoustics of the space where Lucier performs the work. Thus achieving, smooth any irregularity in his speech, perhaps seeking to free the words of some meaning and bringing the language to a state of sound purity.
Like Lucier, Lezaca proposes a mental space in which he alters and modifies his voice, but this time through his paintings and sculptures. Creating a series of spaces in which sound becomes a speculative element, seeking to expand the viewer's experience. Some titles in the exhibition such as Kirk plays for the beasts, Tape recorder or What is concrete music? they propose a sound reading from the silence of the image. Sound is no longer an auditory experience to become a mental experience.