Right at the GateOkarina Iturralde N
The drawing, Right at the Gate, 2021, (a digital collage on a one-line-drawing), pictures one of the many google street view images of a neighborhood which are many gated neighborhoods distributed in one, very long, straight street*
In the audio edit we start by listening to a song called ‘My parents are both g00d and baaaaaad’ and then we go forward to a reading from our Facebook~Events~Section, an event called ‘$elling everything that you need is an impecable way of not seeing what you lack’.
See you again next time, when I’ll see you.
Yours, and not,
*(You know how unappetizing it is when google maps tells you to KEEP GOING straight and you are v gay already for like 10 years? how long google? how long will it take us?)
Okarina Iturralde N is an artist born and raised in Guayaquil-Ecuador who studied in Amsterdam and currently works and lives between Amsterdam and Guayaquil. Working often with different forms of text, conversations, facebook event descriptions and narrations she carries a multidisciplinary practice of transits in which we see life sprouting in movement, transformation and energy as is tracing different husks left behind.
GSM is a space for solo exhibitions that is defined by a time-slot and frequencies rather than a set of walls. The artists install their work in a space consisting of minutes on air. GSM is not a space specifically for artists that use sound as a medium but rather a place for transforming artists’ works into sonic encounters. Rethinking space and audience experience, GSM brings the exhibition to whatever space the audience finds themselves in. Whether that is in a jeep on a highway, issuing from a constructors radio on a building site or via airpods on an afternoon stroll.
Founded by Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir and Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir in 2017, GSM’s first exhibition series was hosted by the National Radio of Iceland and the second series ‘Messages from the Deep’ is hosted by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.