Through their engineering-intensive projects, artists Leslie García and Paloma López work at the intersection of science, nature and art, and create audiovisual performances that explore the possibilities of communication between species and machines.
The work of Interspecifics is deeply shaped by the Latin American context, where precarity enables new forms of creativity, and ancient technologies meet cutting-edge forms of production. Their current lines of research are based in the use of sound to understand the bioelectrical activity of bacterial cultures, plants, slime molds and humans, using DIY hardware they call ontological machines.
“For us, sound is a tool that we can use to make tangible phenomena that go beyond our human condition. We also see it as a tool of sensory expansion with which we are able to get into micro and macro worlds in the search of increasing our sensitivity.”–Interspecifics
GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum and PAOS GDL with generous support from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation.