PABLO SERRET DE ENA (Based in Spain & Sweden)
in collaboration with Daniel Fernández, José Manuel González, Fernando Sarro and Reza Safavi
SONIC SKATE PLAZA, 2013
Sonic Skate Plaza offers an intervention in public space where the Plaza de las Letras becomes a scenario for a "skated orchestra". Through different sensors placed in the surface of the square and its urban furniture, the artist turns these elements into a scenario, an interface that will activate sound compositions from the activity of the skaters that usually use the space as a park. From their interaction, routes and abilities (tricks) a multiple and variable compositions could be generated, giving as a result sound pieces created from the skate used as an instrument.
This project has been developed at Solid Interfaces and Public Space: Digital Games in the Public Space production workshop at Medialab-Prado (July 2013) with the collaboration of Daniel Fernández, José Manuel González, Fernando Sarro and Reza Safavi.
Partners: Produced by Medialab-Prado and staged at Medialab-Prado (Plaza de las Letras) in Madrid
Sonic Skate Plaza by Pablo Serret De Ena in collaboration with Daniel Fernández, José Manuel González, Fernando Sarro and Reza Safavi during the Connecting Cities Event at Madrid 2013 © Medialab-Prado
Pablo Serret de Ena lives and works between Spain and Sweden, combining project genres and disciplines (from video to installation, sound art, editorial intervention, photography and graphic design) mainly around themes of the marginal, pioneerism, identity, power, daily politics, transit or error. In the majority of his projects, processes arise at the same level as results and the audience tend to be an integral part of the artwork; completing, collaborating, or participating in the work as part of a big game. His work depends on an understanding of art as a shared experience; a place to gain from the dialogue between people and their (our) contexts.
Materials: skates, microphones, mixing deck, audio equipment, camera (tracking).
6.9.2013 MADRID @ Medialab-Prado, 9pm-11pm