One + one hundred. Intermedia video installation. Unique piece. Signed and dated

One + one hundred. Intermedia video installation. Unique piece. Signed and dated

Video still - Buscando el infinito

Video still - Buscando el infinito

Video still, "En el jardín de cage", 2017. HD video, 16/9. Sound by José Iges. Duration 4'18''. Ed. 3

Video still, "En el jardín de cage", 2017. HD video, 16/9. Sound by José Iges. Duration 4'18''. Ed. 3

Video still. One + one hundred. Intermedia video installation. Unique piece. Signed and dated

Video still. One + one hundred. Intermedia video installation. Unique piece. Signed and dated

One + one hundred. Intermedia video installation. Unique piece. Signed and dated

One + one hundred. Intermedia video installation. Unique piece. Signed and dated

Gestos. Music sheet. 3 pages 31,5 x 21,5 cm.

Gestos. Music sheet. 3 pages 31,5 x 21,5 cm.

Dylan in between. 80 x 110 cm. Unique piece. 2017

Dylan in between. 80 x 110 cm. Unique piece. 2017

Autoritratto. Music sheet and CD.

Autoritratto. Music sheet and CD.

Seven minutes desert. Music sheet. 7 pages 30 x 21 cm

Seven minutes desert. Music sheet. 7 pages 30 x 21 cm

La isla de las mujeres. Music sheet. 8 pages. 30 x 21 cm

La isla de las mujeres. Music sheet. 8 pages. 30 x 21 cm

Cristal II. Music Sheet. 2 pages 31,5 x 43 cm. and 3 pages 31,5 x 21,5 cm.

Cristal II. Music Sheet. 2 pages 31,5 x 43 cm. and 3 pages 31,5 x 21,5 cm.

Azione-reazione. Music Sheet. 31,5 x 43 cm.

Azione-reazione. Music Sheet. 31,5 x 43 cm.

Visible Sound

José Iges

from January 11, 2018 to March 3, 2018

The "intermedia" practices have been making their way into the gallery world, as well as poetry, performance and different aspects of sound art and experimental music. This exhibition is nurtured from its title, since it includes works that present the visual linked to the sound in the individual work of the composer and artist José Iges.

His work is bounded by an art practice since the 80s, through which he experimented with electroacoustic media and instrumental music in interaction with live performers, different media and audio and visual media both analogue and digital, among which the radio as a medium must be highlighted, and the practice of installation and performance. In some of these fields his collaborative work for more than 25 years with the artist Concha Jerez is remarkable.

But Iges' artistic work has also been influenced by his work as head of the radio programme Ars Sonora -a reference point for the dissemination and production of sound art and radio art- between 1985 and 2008, by his membership of the international group Ars Acústica since 1989 and by his curatorial activity, a pioneer in Spain from the late 1990s to the present day in his commitment to sound art.

This complex and rich profile is shown in this exhibition through videos of creation, scores and different types of representations, media and objects, without forgetting the sound works related to all these materials, which the visitor can access in several ways.

Special mention should be made, as they were produced in 2017 for this exhibition, of the video actions in Searching for Infinity and In the Garden of Cage, as well as the intermedia video installation One+One Hundred. This is also the case of the creation and edition of the graphic work Dylan in Between, which comes from the sound work of the same name; a special edition of this work, dated 2001, has also been made on a limited edition translucent vinyl disc.

Also on display are diagrams and scores that stand out in his compositional journey: Gestures (1982), for an indeterminate instrumental group; Autoritratto and Seven Minutes Desert (both 1990), which combine sound poetry with electroacoustics; and scores for soloists and recorded digital or live electronic media, such as Tejido en el aire (1988), Cristal II (1990), Azione-Reazione (1995) and La Isla de las Mujeres (1996), some of which are also proposals for action in the concert space.

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Bebelia, El País, January, 27th. Bea Espejo.

Crítica móvil: Fernando Castro

Text by Luis Francisco Pérez

Alicia Murria. ARTECONTEXTO

Radio Nacional: ARS SONORA

El afilador - Esther Ferrer and José Iges

Valentina Pelayo -making of