Mario De Vega, Mexican artist living in Berlin, focuses his research on natural vibrations using the resonance frequencies of the space. Thermal is part of an ongoing project around the idea of vulnerability, the molecular excitation, receiving high frequency and amplification of electromagnetic phenomena. Mario De Vega (Mexico City, 1979) : De Vega constructs systems and situations that investigate connections between the living and the inert, exploring space and time in terms of both performance and history. In 2013, in the former headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City, he simulated the phenomena of natural vibration using the frequency resonance of the space. He reconsiders their stability and their failure, via documentation, sculpture and attention to process. Thermal is part of an on-going research about vulnerability, molecular irritation, high frequency reception, and electromagnetic activity amplification. These themes are at the core of this audio-visual event in which microwaves are used to modify the molecular composition of different materials. During the process, electromagnetic activity and high frequency fluctuations produced by the manipulation of microwaves are amplified and exhibited as a monolithic structure composed by arrangements of conductive and nonconductive materials placed inside microwave ovens, custom hardware based on logarithmic detectors, transducers, light sensitive devices and amplifiers. Side A - Recorded at Kleylehof, Austria by noid 2011. Side B - Recorded at Moscow, Russia by Victor Mazon 2010. Pre-mastered by Yann Leguay at HS63 Studio. Mastered by Hervé de Kéroulas at dK Mastering, Paris. Text by Erik Minkkinen. Interview by Régine Debatty. Photo by Kimberly Bianca. Design : J.B. Parré. 230 ex. ltd ed. Microvaved chromolux external covers.
12" vinyl, chromolux paper modified with microwaves, 30x30 cm, deluxe PVC sleeve
Edition of 240 copies