Gudinni Cortina
Vibrance brings together a selection of artists working with acoustic activity as primal material through the angle of cross-disciplinary practice. It acts as a catalyser of contemporary practices in the field of sound, open hardware and performativity, aiming to stage a scenario in which presence, simulation, chaos and fictional control operate as protagonists.

Gudinni Cortina is a Mexican artist whose practice attempts to cross an uncertain space without succumbing to it. As an improviser he works directly with the sound matter through an extended mixer board, contact microphones, disused hard drives, and a pocket trumpet. Combining those elements to generate sound that depends largely on chance and on the construction in the moment, from accidents and certain acoustic phenomena like feedback.

His aesthetic approach looks for that vulnerable moment in which nothing is determined beforehand, becoming fragile in order to respond to the confitions that music creates. This sonic wager plays with the dimensions where sound occurs: taking a tiny dound destiny in otder to dilute it through the details.

Karl Salzmann

Karl Salzmann is a sound and visual artist based in Vienna who curated the Vibrance program with Mario de Vega. Working within processual and experimental setups, Salzmann develops and presents works that study the materiality of sound, as well as its social, cultural and metaphorical levels of meaning. his artistic activities mainly concern the interaction between music and visual arts and often relate to works and topics of (sound) art history.

CODED CULTURES IN OPEN HARDWARE IS A PROJECT BY (RIAT), RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY