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Trepanaciones (Sonido de la morgue), 2003

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
sound work in loop
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©Teresa Margolles - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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The sound is that of an electrical tool, like a drill or a saw, with sometimes shrill vibrations. The rhythm is that of a manual operation, with moments of pause or greater persistence. Trepanaciones (Sonidos de la morgue) (Trepanations - Sounds of the Morgue), 2003, a sound work by Teresa Margolles, consists of the faithful recording of sounds emitted by the medical instrument used during an autopsy, in particular for opening up the skull. As with other works by the artist, the title provides some information that, while crucial for initial comprehension, still leaves many significant details open to personal interpretation. [...]
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