Natalia Rocafuerte is a experimental audio and visual artist. Her work explores the subconscious and media aesthetics, discussing topics of culture and the self through analog and digital mediums.
I am a multidisciplinary artist creating work that encourages a phenomenological experience by using unconventional technologies. I use visual and audio installations as a way to broadcast overlooked perspectives. Through the use of non-narrative printmaking, expressive videos and sound recordings, my installations are created with site-specific spatial history in mind. Through a process of collecting lived experiences and spatial history, I capture my or the local community's view of a space. I am inspired by non-conformity, my upbringing in Texas/Mexico border, and analog media.
Sound is an important tool in my installations for its structural influence to its surroundings and hypnotic ability. My soundscapes and musical interests are Latin and Western beat fusions, including Cumbia, Chica, Tejano and ambient noise. I often find myself collecting information and creating work exploring a larger narrative within the data. I give great thought to how a sound can be delivered to an audience. I'm particularly interested in the decay of media and its contribution to the sound output we experience leading me to often use vinyl records or old tape recorders.
Deeply interested in visual motion, I have explored spatial relations in drawn animation, rotoscoping, video synthesis and traditional filmmaking in my experimental video work. My analog expressive video work is created through electronic video signals with degrading media. I view video glitches as signs of ephemerality, often the theme within my work collecting human perspectives. When not invested in civic research and studio time, I create visual installations for community events at museums and popular queer nightlife venues.
Most recently I've focused on visualizing sound and using analog video synthesizers to produce visual depictions of curated sounds as the ultimate representation of environmental influence. I believe the human experience is guided through the perspective of our lived experiences and structural influence.
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