Ezequiel Abregu

Sound ::: Art ::: Reasearch

Chrysalis (2016)

Chrysalis is an Interactive Sound Sculpture that relates sustainability, the human link with its environment and the processes that it generates over time. The authors of the sculpture are Carla Colombini (sculptor), Ezequiel Abregú & Martín Matus (sound artists).

Chrysalis consists of a sculpture elaborated, for the most part, using a lot of e-waste. From a symbolic point of view, it proposes a critical and reflective position on the treatment of e-waste, encouraging spectators to reflect on environment problems and sustainability from art. In this framework, the work proposes a symbolic projection of the existing problem between humans and their technological waste, thus revealing a space of direct correlation between the contemporary urban environment and its dumps. The excessive consumption of high-tech devices, the cultural evolution dependent on technology, the programmed obsolescence strategies and the lack of controls and policies on the treatment of technological waste generate a new taboo in urban societies: technological dumps. Due to the exponential increase of these sites we have, as a consequence, the expansion of their limits, progressively invading our urban space.

Chrysalis intends to carry out, from the perspective of art, a reflexive look on this problem, concentrating on three main topics:
  • Art and technology, proposing a possible solution to the problem by reusing technological waste as materials for the realization of the sculpture,
  • Critical reflection, reaffirming the values referring to the way of relating to the city, the natural environment and technology, and
  • Sustainability, postulating us as part of a generation that acts to satisfy their needs in a conscious and sustainable way.