Working with unstable media involving a wide range of electronic devices and acoustic resonators, Mario de Vega explores the value of instability and the potential of its failure. Through site-specific projects, sculpture, documentation of ephemeral interventions and publications, his work overlaps relations between failure, vulnerability and simulation.
Probably the most active and outstanding mexican sound artist, he has performed and exhibited his work across Mexico, North America, South Africa, India, Russia, Japan and all over Europe. He lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City.
released July 1, 2008
Mixed and composed by Mario DeVega, artwork and production Kristina Frei 2009
The Acheulian Handaxe appeared first around 1.4 million years ago. For about 1 million years it was used by early humans
throughout the Pleistocene period without significant design changes. Modern archeological evidence suggests that the handaxe was more than just a tool, and was used for elaborate social displays and for sexual selection....more