ALBERTO FLORES DISCUSSES THE CURATORIAL RESIDENCY HE UNDERTOOK AT FIRE STATION ARTISTS’ STUDIOS, DUBLIN, IN JULY 2015.
“Why Ireland?” was the recurring question I heard from almost every artist I met last July. I was selected for the Fire Station Artists’ Studios International Curator Residency Award and I researched Irish sound art and experimental music for two weeks, interviewing and conducting studio visits with sound artists based in Cork, Limerick, Kells and Dublin. (1) The outcome of this residency will be a sort of presentation of Irish exploratory music (which will definitely manifest as a publication and hopefully some live acts as well) at the sound art event I have been co-curating since 2007 at Museo Vostell Malpartida, a museum founded in 1976 by German Fluxus artist and video-art pioneer Wolf Vostell, located at Los Barruecos natural monument in Malpartida de Cáceres (Extremadura, western Spain). [Read more…]