The Things That Objects Can Tell Us About Ourselves

by David Vélez

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The​ ​things​ ​that​ ​objects​ ​can​ ​tell​ ​us about​ ​ourselves
David Vélez
(2018)

1. The​ ​things​ ​that​ ​objects​ ​can​ ​tell​ ​​us about​ ​ourselves 49:47
“The​ ​being​ ​of​ ​objects​ ​is​ ​an​ ​issue​ ​distinct​ ​from​ ​the​ ​question​ ​of​ ​our​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​objects.​ ​Here,​ ​of​ ​course,​ ​it seems​ ​obvious​ ​that​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​being​ ​of​ ​objects​ ​we​ ​must​ ​first​ ​know​ ​objects”
-​ ​Levi​ ​R.​ ​Bryant.​ ​The​ ​Democracy​ ​of​ ​Objects.


"To destroy objects has always been important in my work as a way to transform matter through very emotional and redeeming actions. The beauty of a broken object is only comparable with the beauty of the sounds product of this destruction." David Veléz .

This album is centred on Velez's teaching of foley, the art of sound design for film, and in particular the suggestion of fictions through the destruction of objects.

It is an album made from Veléz performances with objects and aims to convey catastrophic ambiences with destructive aftermaths.


Thanks to: Kate Carr and Monty Adkins

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David Vélez is a Colombian artist working primarily with sound in lines such as composition, performance, installation, sculpture and video.

In David's work, the cultural, social, economical and environmental context in which he works is the main conceptual and formal source for his pieces.

Coming from a field recordings background, David is very interested in the aesthetic action of listening to everyday sounds and in working with found everyday objects.

David has performed in Cafe OTO in London, the MoMA in NYC and in festivals and events such as Mutek (Col), Tsonami (Chi), Umbral (Mex), CT::SWAM (NYC), Liminaria (Ita) and Aural Detritus (UK).

His installations and sculptures has been presented in museums and galleries like FRAC des pays de la Loire Museum (Fra), Casa Hoffman Gallery (Col), Valenzuela Klenner Gallery (Col), MAMM (Col), Pi Artworks (London), Espacio Odeon (Col) and in public spaces in Colombia, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. His compositions have been published in CD and cassette formats by Flaming Pines (London), Dinzu Artefacts (US), Eter (Col), Unfathomless (Bel) Linear Obsessional (UK) and Gruenrekorder (Ger) among others labels.

David is currently the director and co-founder of Impulsive Habitat, a label focused on experimental music and sound art, and works as editor and co-founder of the sound research project Sonic Field.

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released July 18, 2018

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