find a color, imagine the horizon
In collaboration with María Alejandra Bulla
1 channel HD Video. 50:28 min.
Video: Juan Bermúdez and María Bulla
find a color, imagine the horizon creates imaginary horizons and landscapes by combining the colors of the artists’ daily lives. Despite the physical distance, María Bulla and Juan Bermúdez’s creative process takes advantage of the situation and mixes recordings of seemingly distant locations in Germany and the United States. The artificially created landscapes play with our minds, evoking a mixture of uncertainty and recognition; these are images that resonate with a sense of possible existence, perhaps nestled in our memories. Slowly experiencing this journey reveals five distinct fictional landscapes, discovered by those who wait.
Through their meticulous selection, Bulla and Bermúdez invite us to discover dreamlike familiar places. They were trying to find the sounds behind the colors, and ended up making up new places; places made from other places.
This project was showcased at the Experiments in Sound Festival, which took place from September 28th to September 30th, 2023, at the Wave Cave Gallery in the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts in Santa Clarita, California