HEXORCISMOS (Moisés Horta Valenzuela) /MEX/DE
Moisés Horta Valenzuela AKA hexorcismos (México, 1988) is a sound artist and electronic musician from Tijuana, México working in the fields of computer music and the history and politics of emerging technologies. His practice attempts to disrupt dichotomies with new radical juxtapositions, such as utopia with dystopia and folk traditions with capitalist modernity.
As hexorcismos, he crafts an uncanny link between ancient and contemporary sound technologies so as to address the politics of colonization, occupation and contemporary alchemy. Prehispanic sound artifacts from ancient México, Deep Neural Networks, wearable brain-computer interfaces and hand-crafted electronic instruments are critically merged together to situate the listener in a teknoXamanistic ritual of rhythmical and mnemonic noise.
Whether it be on dancefloors, in interactive immersive sound installations, or in open source workshops about AI and Machine Learning and discursive programmes; his work has been presented at Ars Electronica, Linz (2020), MUTEK AI Art Lab Montréal (2020), MUTEK México (2012), Monom 4D Sound Berlin (2019), CTM Festival Music Makers Hacklab Berlin (2018), Rum/Klang Galerie Denmark (2018) and ElektronMusikStudion Stockholm (2017), among others.