Natalia (Nika) Sorzano

Project 2
Mud and Sticky Band2021-2023

Music band made of monster-like characters built from pop-culture waste, recycled materials and natural remains. This object-oriented sculptural band emits sound and voices, taking the shape of a sound installation that can be activated via performance. This work is motivated by the urgency to change our consumption habits, while re-enchanting the relationship between matter -bodies, objects and space-. 

The embodied research process consisted of site-visits to natural and urban locations around the Netherlands in order to explore desire with sound, texture, movement and shape. I am taking Sara Ahmed’s Orientations: Toward a Queer Phenomenology as a instruction manual to navigate these locations while analyzing the relationship between bodies, space, other non-human bodies and matter. Some of these methods have included intuitive collection of objects and their re-organization, recordings of soundscapes, notations of movements and choreographs instigated by objects, bodies and space, sound descriptions of the environment, conversations with friends, workshops with students, among others. 

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