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February 26 2012


A sound art composition about the use of viral media to bypass the war on drugs in Mexico

Warscape Sonata is a sound art production that remixes information related to the current drug war in Mexico. 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 using GNU/Linux software to extract sound archives which are then used to create a noise musical structure that places aesthetic emphasis on the media aspect of the war.

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This sound art composition also highlights the way in which Mexico’s civilian population experiments with information technologies to confront propaganda, social control and fear.

This social experiment with mass media is generating new forms of pop culture charaterized by intense human drama.

Warscape Sonata is a work in progress by Vlax, a digital artist and multimedia journalist based in Southern Mexico.

We believe that new cultural an economic spheres can be generated promoting collective returns in favor of Free Culture and social development.
Warscape Sonata is based in collective return

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The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years. (...) this new artistic movement could be held up as proof of the creativity, the intellectual freedom, and the cultural power of the US. Russian art, strapped into the communist ideological straitjacket, could not compete.
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