J/A (Joan Ill y Antonio Lazo) | Acallar los ojos para que los oídos vean
The work focuses on the ‘sound’ which gives shape and content to the ‘lyrics’ of a song. From a visual-artistic point of view it questions the lyrics composing the song Luna de Margarita by the composer Simón Díaz, chosen as a ‘sentimental’ spur to enter its literal morphology.
Conversation with artists Joan Ill and Antonio Lazo for the Poblenou Crea! (previous Talleres Abiertos de Poblenou). The public will have the opportunity to understand the creative process surrounding the work exhibited. Sunday 14th June, 12h.
For the exhibition Hivernació . Hibernación by Joan Ill, (21.03 – 30.06.2015), L&B gallery presents "Acallar los ojos para que los oídos vean", a sound installation by J/A (Antonio Lazo and Joan Ill).
The work focuses on the ‘sound’ which gives shape and content to the ‘lyrics’ of a song. From a visual-artistic point of view it questions the lyrics composing the song Luna de Margarita by Venezuelan composer Simón Díaz, chosen as a ‘sentimental’ spur to enter its literal morphology. Through this, stand out its possible apt varieties to originate different expression methods (potencially existent within the song), altering the syntax, the sound bell, its order, word’s spacing, the order of lyrics. It also approaches ‘light’ as a tangible body which paradoxically intervenes as an impediment factor for the visual perception of the viewer so that it pays attention to the verbal and rythmic nature of the song, leaving out the melodic element that makes it recognizable.
J/A is a team born from the desire of both artists, also very close friends, to come up with a collective creative experience in which their personal characteristics: character, age, nationality, culture, education, personal and artistic interests lay contingent under an associated normative which constitutes a “creative team” in which the personal “ego” is in favour of the democratic dynamics of artistic investigation.