Los Grillos del Sueño | Dream’s Cricket
While we sleep, crickets sing along to our slumber — that’s their task. Since we often listen to them in chorus, as part of the project “Los grillos del sueño,” we decided to look for the singularity in each cricket. During a workshop at Cecrea La Ligua, every kid raised a couple of crickets and recorded the male’s singing at night.
Later, we presented a sound installation where each “speaker-cricket” produced its own unique singing. The short film that accompanies the installation has its own story: in response to inevitable insect extinction, a group of scientists developed a species of electronic crickets so that even after they’re gone, crickets can continue to make music while we dream.
Listen here to the sound of each cricket soundcloud.com/losgrillosdelsueno
Watch here the making of the project youtube.com/watch?v=Z47bkc1uizI
Press (Spanish): Articulo en el periodico Mercurio de Valparaíso
Exhibitions: Cecrea La Ligua (August 2019), Centex (Valparaíso, August-November 2019), Tamayo en Casa (Mx, 2020), Musée Transitoire, Genève (Ch, June-July 2021), Oblastní galerie Vysočiny v Jihlavě (Cz, September-October 2021)
Festivals: Festival Kolibri (Bo), first prize at Arica Natica (Cl), Special Mention at Festival Internacional de Cine y Naturaleza Valle de La Fuenfría (Es), El Grito de los Sin Voz (Es), Wica Los Angeles (USA), Festival Agarra la vida (Es)
This project was realized in collaboration with children from Cecrea La Ligua: Joaquín Valdebenito, Valentina Arcos, Joaquín López, Bryan Le France, Sofía Brito, Simón Boet, Julián López, Valentín Collao, Amanda Lillo, Nicole Damm, Jessica Damm, Martina Navarro, Betzabeth Irrázabal, Hellen Díaz, María Sánchez, Juan Díaz, Fernanda Lobos, Paz Beiza, Bastián Delgado, Javier González, Emilio Domedel, María Bustamante, Valentina Santibáñez, Tomás Torres, Agustín Olivarez, María Victoria Sánchez, Ian Carlsson, Kenia Maturanad um, Angelina Cortés, Millaray Gómez, Julieta Romero, Violeta Palacios, Sara González, Julián Espínola, Kriz Bascone, Agustina Sanhueza, Ian Carvajal, Lucas Letelier, Lía Pulgar, Maura Valdebenito, Valentina Riveros, Florencia Valenzuela, Julieta Galdames, Benjamín Tiznado, Edén Luan, Leila Chijani, Benjamín Ibáñez, Monserrat Valdebenito, Samantha González, Aarón Domínguez, Juan Hernández, Sofía Echeverría, Catalina Cisterna, Luis Astudillo.
Project done thanks to Cecrea and Centex from Ministry of Culture and Heritage from Chile.
Exhibition in Switzerland at Musée Transitoire (2021)