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Warscape Sonata



Description of campaign/project

Warscape Sonata highlights the way in which Mexico's civilian population experiments with information technologies to confront propaganda, social control and fear.

RSS news channels, microblogging hashtags, and viral videos are used as sources for an electronic registry of the historic moment of militarized Mexico. The information obtained from these sources is manipulated by free software to extract sound archives which are then used to create a sound art production that places aesthetic emphasis on the media aspect of the war.

Radio Streamings, concerts, and websites with files to play and download freely.

To contribute to the international discussion about the "war on drugs" as part of the mechanism of social control in the so called "third world".

My project is a tribute to the civil population, that by thousands has been killed as part of the "collateral damages" of the Mexican Narco War sponsored by the USA goverment.

I observe a huge increment of victims and violence of the global economics, and as a communicator I think there's an important action that needs to be done. This action is also a symbol of freedom and human solidarity.


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Warscape Sonata


a sound art production that remixes information related to the drug war in Mexico

Concept author(s)

Vladimir Flores Garcia

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Artists, coordinator, remixer and editor in chief



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I'm remixing two ways of communication: radio journalism and visual arts. My soundscapes or sound art pieces are based in the documentation of the social situation that I observe in my country Mexico. The art I create is available on-line as files to download, and also I create situations (concerts, radio shows) to share with more people.