REZOS / MIAMI

PRAYERS / MIAMI

10 AUDIO FILES RECORDED ON DECEMBER 15-22, 2019, MIAMI______________________

10 ARCHIVOS DE AUDIO GRABADOS DEL 15 AL 22 DE DICIEMBRE 2019, MIAMI____________

MP3 University of Miami Campus Dec 15, 9:15 am download
MP3 West Dixie Highway and NE 125 Street Dec 18, 12:00 pm download
MP3 Matheson Hammock Park Dec 18, 3:45 pm download
MP3 Public Library of Downtown Dec 20, 3:10 pm download
MP3 Government Center Dec 21, 12:47 pm download
MP3 The Roads and its intersection with Brickell Dec 22, 7:30 am download
MP3 Coral Way Dec 22, 9:30 am download
MP3 Palm Springs North Dec 22, 6:30 pm download
MP3 Coral Gables unspecified download
MP3 Miami Metro unspecified download

On the week 15 - 22 December 2019, ten performers, placed in ten different spots of the city of Miami, incessantly describe everything they see and hear; this incessant description, recited like a prayer, is individually recorded by each performer to create a 45 min. long audio archive. The recited descriptions are as much of people, situations, attitudes, events, as of buildings, structures, itineraries, activities, routines, objects, atmospheres, circumstances, sounds, smells, including also the impressions, deductions, and intuitions of the describing or narrating subject.

En la semana del 15 al 22 de diciembre del 2019, diez performers, distribuidos en diez puntos diferentes de la ciudad de Miami, describen sin cesar todo aquello que ven y oyen en el lugar y el momento en que se encuentran, y esta descripción incesante, recitada como un rezo, es registrada individualmente por cada performer, creando un archivo de audio de unos 45 minutos de duración. La descripción recitada consiste tanto en descripción de personas, situaciones, actitudes, acontecimientos, como de edicificios, estructuras, trayectorias, actividades, rutinas, objetos, atmósferas, circunstancias, sonidos, olores e incluso impresiones, deducciones e intuiciones del sujeto que describe o narra.

The audio tracks created by the performers, or "prayers", may be heard, downloaded, and combined using the structure above, thus allowing the visitor to reproduce in some way the complexity of the experience lived and recorded by the performer.

Las pistas de audio creadas por los "performers" o "rezadores", pueden ser escuchadas, descargadas y combinadas entre sí utilizando la estructura que aparece arriba, permitiendo al visitante reproducir en cierta manera la complejidad de la experiencia producida y vivida por el performer.

A project by Dora Garcia for MOAD Miami, A City of the People Performance Series, January 2019–January 2020

Performers: Angela Valella, Pedro Medina León, Hernan Vera Alvarez, Legna Rodriguez Iglesias, Dainerys Machado, Marivi Véliz, Celeste Landeros, Samantha Phillips, Larry Villanueva, Marcos Valella.

Programmed by Martín Nadal

Rezos/Prayers is organized by MOAD and curated by Rina Carvajal as part of the series A City of the People. It was made possible by the generous support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.