Audiovisual Immersive AR/VR piece
Axis research builds a dialogue that both explores and critically addresses the sphere of Earth’s natural energy phenomena, in contrast to the human impact on Antarctica and its implications for living systems and their biopolitical interconnections. A series of actions with the first study for an ice logarithmic periodic antenna to capture the EM phenomena, combining reception/transmission through custom-made electronic devices and site-specific interventions on the Antarctic Hertzian space.
Mazon Gardoqui´s work exposes the unheard and unseen, addressing the inaccessible and experiencing vulnerability and awareness on the viewer. Perception and altered states are key concepts on his performances through the use of sound or light. His work materializes in three main fields: actions or site-specific performances through experimental processes, exhibitions as consequences of previous actions and collaborative works through seminars to form a communal dialog.
He is a senior educator and professional working with open hardware and experimental circuit design, researching on open hardware and coordinating workshops and educational formats in the domain of device-studies and experimental sensory applications. His practice explores amplification, electromagnetic phenomena and images of invisible fields by using locative audio and custom electronics.
Mazón Gardoqui has been a guest artist and lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art, Concordia University, Universität der Künste Berlin, Rijksakademie Amsterdam, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Master Studies Interface Cultures Linz, University College London – Arts and Sciences, HFK Bremen University of Arts, Master Studies C:Art Media Valand Univ Goteborg, Institute of Dramatic Arts and Cultural Studies Casablanca, University Mohamed V Rabat, Patricio Lynch Universidad de Valparaíso, Universidad de Humanidades y Arte Concepción, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, MediaLAB Prado, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre and Hangar.org, among others.
His work has been performed or exhibited in museums, biennials, galleries, billboards, urban screens and TV/radio stations in Africa, Russia, Nepal, North America, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Antarctica and numerous locations across Europe.