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Verónica Mota is a professional sound artist currently working in Berlin. Her works encompass analogue and digital synthesis, field recordings and Musique Concrète techniques, often displaying her proficiency at playing a variety of instruments. She has produced a large body of soundtrack work for Radio, film and performance, and, with Cubop & Espectra Negra, as a solo artist in her own right.
Born in Mexico City, Mota explores sound as a fundamental human experience. She works conceptually, researching the political and social impact that sound art has. Her research revolves around sound as a collective experience, as well as an individual expression. She also researches sound as a force provided by nature - better known as bio-acoustics. She talks about the physics and metaphysics behind sound.
Some of the questions she is interested in are: what is the importance of sound for the human experience? How can sound create collective experiences? Is sound an alternative for liberation? How do new technologies interact with sound art today, and how good or bad is technology, as it is changing our perception and interaction with sound? Can we talk about sound as a political experience? These are just some of the questions that Verónica Mota researches in her work.
Technically speaking, Mota embraces the traditional school of sampling, analogue instrumentation and synthesis. She has much experience de-constructing sounds and doing sound art collages with a strong dose of ritualistic elements, as well as what she calls „psychological sound“, a name under which she explores the connection between sound and the human mind. She has also collaborated with filmmakers, musicians, writers, poets, choreographers and dancers for over two decades. She also works as a sound designer and has been released by different labels and keeps producing solid sound works.
Her thematic interests lie mainly in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Ethics, Critical Theory, Capitalist Realism, Technology as Ideology, Symbols & Rituals, Mental Health and Social Justice. Her practice is intersectional, bringing together sound, academic research, self-written text & music.