WomenCinemakers, Special Edition

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Women Cinemakers meets

Susana Lopez Lives and works in Murcia, Spain

I have an artistic background, since 1996 I’ve been working with sound and light, exploring how these intangi- ble materials can act as catalysts focusing our consciousness and altering our perceptions. Regular team member of IBAFF, International Film Festival of Murcia. I’ve coordinated the Film Critic Workshop given by Caimán Cuadernos de Cine in 2018. In 2014 I coordinated the Filmmaker Workshop given by Pe- dro Costa, and in 2013 I also was coordinating and in charge of production of the Film Workshop given by Abbas Kiarostami. So far I’ve made the following short films: Los Otros. Official Selection at 8 th IBAFF Film Festival, 2017. Coil. Submitted to Drone Cinema Film Festival, 2016. Study for Image-Event Ocean. Made for the American composer and writ- er Thomas Bey William Bailey, 2015. I make videoart, scenography and live visuals for music bands and artists as Schwarz, Artificiero, Tomzack, Mentalistas, Listas Futuristas or Mist. Apart from my labour as experimental composer and videoartist, I also work as graphic designer, sound documentalist and cultural manager. I’ve been involved in sound art projects with well-known international artists as Francisco López, Eduardo Balanza or Thomas Bey William Bailey. I’ve given workshops on Field Recordings, Creation of Sonic Landscapes and Pioneers of Experimental Music. I’ve designed and produced sound art installations as Noosfera Sonora at Centro Puertas de Castilla, Murcia; and Arquitecturas Sonoras, collective sound installation at CentroCentro, Madrid. My published compositions are: Megalitomanía, CD; Murcia Materia So- nora (Francisco López, Murcia); Oír Arte (Madrid); Música Dispersa Vol 1 (Música Dispersa, Londres), Microtopies 2013, 2014, 2016 y 2017 (Gràcia Territori Sonor, Barcelona), El Arte y su sonido (LABoral, Gijón), Homenaje a Aram Slobodian (AMEE, Valencia) y Vinfonies, (Barcelona).

regarding your background. You have a solid formal training and you hold a Master of Sonology: how did these experiences address your artistic research? Moreover, does your cultural background address your artistic research?

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Hi, thank you very much for inviting me to your magazine. Studying at the School of Arts and Art History at University provided me with the tools for my artistic expression, but I have always thought that it doesn’t