Marcela Armas, Tsinamekuta, 2016-2020 Modified turntable, electronics. Photo by Marcela Armas

Common Frequencies, Spring 2021 at BioBAT Art Space, will bring together a group of cross-disciplinary Mexican artists whose work meets at the intersection of art and science, and explores the relationship between these two disciplines through sound, urban ecology, language, and the construction of symbolic imageries.

The exhibition, curated by Elisa Gutiérrez Eriksen* features the work of Tania Candiani, Lorena Mal, Gilberto Esparza, Marcela Armas and the Interspecifics collective.

The artists—working mainly across sound, performance and installation—are inspired by nature, resonance, mechanics, electricity, and magnetism and take these phenomena as the basis for the invention of poetic mechanisms that permit the possibility of tuning into multiple natural frequencies —emerging from minerals, animals, bacteria, plants, and humans—that are translated into visual and sonic landscapes.

Detail of process, (BIOSONOT 1.2), Gilberto Esparza

Elisa Gutiérrez Eriksen is a mexican, Brooklyn based Curator and Arts and cultural producer who has collaborated with artists and institutions to produce and curate art pieces, exhibits, festivals and cultural events.

As Cultural Specialist at the UNESCO Field Office in Mexico she developed projects and curated exhibitions concerning the relationship between culture and migration, audiovisual heritage, and the environment. Prior to that, she was Head of Exhibitions of the Alas y Raices program at the Ministry of Culture in Mexico. She started her curatorial practice as Assistant Curator of the 100m3 Gallery in Mexico City in 2008. Elisa has also collaborated with the International Human Rights Art Festival in New York and the International Contemporary Animation Film Festival ANIMASIVO. 

She currently works as Programs Manager at the NARS Foundation, and as an independent curator. Among her recent projects are Subversive Kin: The Act of Turning Over, presented at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in NY, and Common Frequencies, currently on view at BioBAT Art Space in Brooklyn, NY.