Resonance as an Urban Artistic Research Method

Ricardo Atienza, Monica Sand

Keywords: Resonance, Playing the space, in situ, collective intervention

Through the research project ‘Playing the space’ we have developed ‘resonance’ as a site-specific method and a theoretical concept. Resonance involves all senses and relations in a space; it manifests the overall experience of daily life within its immaterial, continuous and elusive expression. As an artistic/research method, resonance intensifies an extended listening that takes place between bodies and space in its full complexity. By composing and recomposing the rhythm and the resonance of daily situations through collective improvisations, interventions, disruptions and further out-of-place reactivations, new situations emerge which establish another awareness of urban qualities, limits, forces and meanings.