Alejandra Salinas & Aeron Bergman: Pop, Aah, Thump Thump
Struer Tracks, 2017
Alejandra & Aeron have made posters taking a departure in onomatopoeia, which is a description for words that sounds like what they mean. The artwork contains three sound words creating a minimal narrative “Pop” (a bursting bobble), “Ahh” (a reaction) and heartbeats. The sound words are translated into the most common languages you will hear in Struer. You can find the posters in different places around the city.
The artist duo Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman work across platforms with different artistic formats, including performance, sculpture and internet-based works. Common to their art works is the presence of a personal, as well as a strong critical approach. A prominent and recurrent aspect of their work is their experimental and conceptual work with sound, among others found in their audio-based works . They were awarded a distinction in digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz. Since 2011, the duo has run INCA – a studio and artist residency, which is now situated in Detroit and Seattle.
Salinas holds an MA from the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg and Bergman an MA in studio art from New York University, and he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. They live and work together in Seattle.
Alejandra & Aeron (ES) 1977 / (US) 1971 have made posters taking a departure in onomatopoeia, which is a description for words that sounds like what they mean Photos: Kathrine Uldbæk Nielsen