The intervention makes use of sound and video as a medium to materialize a state of oppression and aversion in order to investigate moral judgment and the attractive rejection of an individual as a seductive strategy. At a time when tactile contacts are prohibited and the rejection of the other has been normalized, an incidental presence is exposed
as a prompt of empathy. The piece is about chance encounters, which are guided into the sonic domain through symbols and the exacerbation of stereotypes.
Mario de Vega lets his permanent intervention “El Intruso” (the intruder) culminate in a final video sound performance that will be visible for the first time at the finissage of the sound art exhibition. The current exhibition experiences a premature shutdown on the last day and the “intruder” occupies the entire exhibition.
Performed by Mathilde Invernon
Mathilde Invernon (FRA)
is an actress based between Paris and Lausanne.
Mario de Vega (MEX)
lives in Berlin and Mexico City. He has been guest artist and lecturer at Universität der Künste Berlin, Rijksakademie Amster- dam, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Technische Universität Berlin, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, Kyushu University, écal, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, among others. Starting 2020, Mario de Vega is Professor for Sound at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.