Nueva Sonora, 2014
Video Installation


In this video, caves are used as a subterfuge to raise questions about the construction of landscape through images, their recognition and perception, the notion of discovery and the mutability of nature. Through image-recognition exercises, nature is presented as an unstable object which we project and fix upon variable associations, in an effort to reassert its cultural character. Shot in a range of locations, and using maquettes as a resource, the video employs various strategies (stereoscopic animations, sonic field recordings, still images, voice recordings) to de-localise a landscape that thus loses specificity and emerges, fragmented, from the darkness.

This project was commissioned to be part of the lecture performance Love Letters to Mars by Yazan Khalili & Lara Khaldi.

Presented at Medrar for Contemporary Art (Cairo) during September 2014 and at OCA (Office for Contemporary Art -Oslo) within the program Of Love, Departures and Countering Defeats in Choleric Times. Three Stagings (October 2014).

Installation View:


Gerard Ortín Castellví
Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe
Yazan Khalili
Lara Khaldi

With the support of:
Office for Contemporary Art OCA (Oslo)
Medrar for Contemporary Art (Cairo)

Gerard Ortín Castellví
Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe

Sound Recording:
Gerard Ortín Castellví
Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe

Gerard Ortín Castellví

Olga Ganzha
Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe
Philipp Kremer
Tamara Kuselman
Anastasia Lvova
Marija Misevičiūtė