AFK | Performances

El sonido de las imágenes (The Sound of Images)

Laura Moreno Bueno
Curated By: Jaclyn Quaresma

El sonido de las imágenes (The Sound of Images)

Laura Moreno Bueno
SPAIN/CANADA | 2023 | SYCHRONIZED 16MM | 30 MIN | No Dialogue

Saturday, April 15, 2023
3:00PM EDT
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)

1411 Dufferin Street, Unit D, Toronto, ON, M6H 4C7

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What do Toronto’s landscapes sound like, what are the colors that evoke its spaces, what is their rhythm and tone? This is the starting point of The Sound of Images.

Laura Moreno Bueno is an artist whose career is characterized by combining sound and visual experimentation around themes such as the body, movement, and analogical processes. In this project, she sets out to transform the images projected on 16mm into sounds by using photosensitive microphones. By converting light into sound, she creates a soundtrack from the footage of a city projected on the screen. This experiment involved the manufacture of microphones that she describes as “photophone transistors: more than microphones, these are instruments that use images, not strings or wind, to make sound.” The resulting piece acts as a diary of her stay in Toronto that Moreno Bueno built around the colors and shapes found in her driftings through the city. Playing with double exposures, expired emulsions, color filters and different processes of development by hand, Moreno Bueno modulates the images via processes open to chance, producing a visual symphony of a city that actually sounds by direct sonification of its projected images.

Laura Moreno Bueno is interested in the transfiguration of audio-visual codes from digital or analogical media. She studies creation at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián, where she researches body representation and delves into analogical processes. Her films have screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images Festival, FIC UNAM, (S8) Cinema Periférico, and others.