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"Pendiendo de una bolsa" (Hanging from a bag) - artwork by Esteban Agosin

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 8:00pm
Museo de la Revuelta
"Pendiendo de una bolsa" (Hanging from a bag)

"Pendiendo de una bolsa" (Hanging from a bag) will be exhibited in Chile at the  "Museo de la Revuelta" (Museum of the revolt) between July 30 and August 3 in the Visual art Gallery at "Parque Cultural de Valparaiso".

This piece is a sonification of speculative market data. Chile is perhaps the only country where its basic services are listed on the stock market. For this reason, Esteban Agosin was interested in observing how this data behaved from the social revolt in Chile in October 2019 until the covid quarantine was declared in May 2020. Sonification translates into the magnitude of a sound wave emitted by 6 sounds transducers, which are inside of cooking pots hung from the ceiling of the room, generating an automatic "cacerolazo" (that is a form of popular protest which consists of a group of people making noise by banging pots, pans, and other utensils in order to call for attention; it arose in South America, particularly in Chile), where the sound intensity of each wave depends on the speculation curve. That's why, in this piece, the amplitude of each transducer depends on the online data of Santiago Stock Exchange. Specifically the values of water, gas, electricity, copper, and IGPA. Therefore, the sound intensity depends on the economic speculation  of Chilean vital resources, generating the analogy with the street clamor: As more speculation stronger noise.