SOUND OF IMAGES, selected project – BAICC 2021/22

Oct 1, 2021 | Featured, News

Laura Moreno is the autor of SOUND OF IMAGES winner project of this fifth edition of Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creación Cinematográfica 2021/22. The valuation commission composed of a representative of each of the three entities responsible for the call, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto – LIFT, (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico de A Coruña and Acción Cultural Española – AC/E, has selected this project to be developed during five weeks in Toronto.

Moreno proposes to create a sound experience by converting the image into sound with the help of different devices. By projecting a 16mm film, several photosensitive microphones can pick up this light and convert it into sounds, emitting the sounds projected by these images. With this, she will try to respond from a personal and subjective look, to how Toronto’s landscapes sound like, which are the colors that evoke their spaces and how is their rhythm and tone. Transfiguration of the colors of the city into sounds. Like discovering how Toronto sounds like across the eyes instead of the ears.

The Evaluation Committee considers that SOUND OF IMAGES by Laura Moreno is the strongest among all proposals of great value submitted to this 5th Call of BAICC. They appreciate the way she takes expanded cinema in a new direction. The clarity of her descriptions makes her process understandable and allows to visualise the intention of this project which in the opinion of the Committee is perfect for this residency programme.

THE SOUND OF IMAGES will be presented worldwide at the 13th edition of the (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico de A Coruña, to be held from 27 May to 5 June 2022.

Laura Moreno Bueno (1995). After her stay in London, she began to work in the audiovisual world. Slowly, she started to be very interested in experimental cinema and how different forms of creation can move the world.

She studied in Madrid, where she continued researching the transfiguration of audio-visual codes from digital or analog media. In 2017 she made _, a video art installation that delves into the limits of landscape.
In 2018, she created “Biomas collective project”, a space that reflected the relationship between the body and the camera. From the workshops performed, she started growing an interest in using the body as a form of creation/
communication, as well as in the codification of the perceived space. This same year, she created 1b0, a collective project where she brings together visual and sound artists, who, from the codification and decodification of their
works, create audiovisual pieces. She also created “The music of the walk”, a sound installation in which, thanks to movement sensors, spectators can create sounds as they walk.

In 2019, she studied creation at Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastian, Spain), which allows her to continue researching on the representation of the body. Here, she also makes an audiovisual triptych about crying, where she inquires into a way of representing tears through movement and installation III. In 2021, she begins the project “The sound of images”, where thanks to the collaborative residence Hangar-Casa Velazquez, she is fabricating photosensitive microphones that convert light into sound. The result is an installation where from 16mm film previously treated, images can be translated into sounds generating a synaesthetic experience.