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Claiming The Echo

HD Video - 2012 - 04:53 min In Claiming the Echo, the assembly-based Solfónica choir performs inside an empty auditorium. Formed during the occupations of the 15M protest movement, the Solfónica choir normally performs during demonstrations and activist events in Madrid. For this piece, they sing scores by Henry Purcell which have been modified for the occasion, blending them with the words of political slogans and mottos which have been coined during the Spanish financial crisis which started in 2008. After finishing this work, the songs that were composed for Claiming the Echo have been spontaneously included in the repertoire of Solfónica, which now sings them in the streets during demonstrations related to cuts in social spending, in urban contexts where people demand their political rights. Marco Godoy (b.1986, Madrid) is a cross disciplinary artist living in London, currently working with photography, video and installation. Completing an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2014, after graduating from the UCM of Madrid and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marco Godoy´s work explores the construction of authority through visual means, looking at society´s ways to confront this power. His projects seek alternative ways in which to perform disagreement, exploring the relationships between images and ideology. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and institutions such as Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Matadero Madrid, Centre George Pompidou, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Edinburgh Art Festival, Liverpool Biennial, ICA London, Palais de Tokyo, Whitechapel Gallery..