Mutatio

“Mutatio” is an audio video co-produced with the composer Miguel Carrillo Samper and is the focal point of the series of works with that name. Mutatio means change, transformation, mutation in Latin. It is about the transition between chaos, seed and life; the almost biological mutation that starts in chaos or by chance to later on give way to new reality definitions.

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Mutatio

“Mutatio” is an audio video co-produced with the composer Miguel Carrillo Samper and is the focal point of the series of works with that name. Mutatio means change, transformation, mutation in Latin. It is about the transition between chaos, seed and life; the almost biological mutation that starts in chaos or by chance to later on give way to new reality definitions.


The video was based on 340 graphite drawings on paper and a graphite evolutionary drawing of a crack.


Mutatio’s music was composed in piano and glockenspiel. The aim was to unite the piano’s universality and sound purity and connect it with childhood by means of the glockenspiel, which means “bell game” in German, and reminds us of games and childhood.)


An essential part of this work is the sound postproduction that uses “sound layers” to recall different dimensions, emulating the diverse perspectives and memories of the people who have lived through these traumatic experiences, and where it is difficult to agree with other people about the lived experience. On the other hand, the audio tracks were combined with ‘reverse tape’, that is an effect created by recording a sound and then reversing it so that it sounds the other way around. This effect was created to emulate the memory process in which you go back to the past in order to remember.


Mutatio reminds us of that cycle of pain and mourning that gives way to new ways of life and transformation.