“The sublime and the uncertainty invade my actions. I hack the human perception of space-time as a form of civil disobedience and social auto-reorganization.”
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Chrs Galarreta (Lima, PE) is a musician, composer and installation artist living between France, The Netherlands and Peru. In his sound-based works he uses broken electrical appliances, hand-made audiovisual instruments, field streamings and -recordings, feedback systems, the induction of errors in the software-hardware, and musical instruments. He researches and highlights the acoustic qualities of bodies and spaces, and transduces imperceptible physical phenomena to an audible dimension –as electromagnetic fields, sub-aquatic sounds or otoacoustic emissions, among others.
Galarreta is very active in South- and Central America since 1995. He presented his different projects in South America, Central America, Europe and Eurasia at amongst others: Luis Miroquesada Garland gallery, Lima; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Lima; Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Île de Vassivière; DortYart, Dordrecht; TENT, Rotterdam; Institute de Sonology – Royal Conservatoire, The Hague; NCCA, Kaliningrad; WORM, Rotterdam; Qo2, Brussels; La Gaîté lyrique, Paris; Interpenetration Festival, Graz; Festival de Arte Sonoro Radar (now ‘Aural’), Mexico D.F.; Audio Art Festival, Krakow; Centro Cultural de España, Mexico-D.F.; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; La Friche de Mai, Marseille; Festival Ecuatoriano de Música Contemporánea, Quito; and Festival Asimtria, Arequipa. He presented his lectures, sound walks and workshops ‘Electro-smog & Amplified Hearing’, ‘HiperOido: Invisible Sonic Debris and Continuity’, and ‘Electromagnetism: Attraction and Repulsion’ at amongst others: Poolloop Media Art Festival, Zurich; Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; and University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso. In 2014 his feedback sound-light installation ‘Tupac Amarus’ was commissioned by Tsonami Festival, Valparaiso (CL). In 2008 Galarreta won a first prize with his work ‘Amarus’ and was granted a residency at ‘Residencias Artísticas de Iberoamerica en el Centro Nacional de las Artes’, Mexico-D.F. (MX).