Machina Matrix 1997
Original sound-track by the composer and pianist Basilio Martí.
Machina Matrix is a performance in two acts in which a large spider like machine gestates, gives birth to and educates a small machine. Total length is 30 minutes.
The birth takes place in the first act, represented in a crescendo of movement as the big machine starts to move, begins to tremble, breaks waters, moves her arms over the audience, turning around until the point at which finally her uterine gates open and she places the newborn machine in a pram. The second act starts with the cutting of the umbilical cord. The mother then starts to move the pram back and forth across the stage while showing the newborn images of the audience picked up in the first act through cameras in her arms and dumped by two t.v. monitors in front of the prams path, as a representation/parody/form of education about the human environment in which the new device will develop. After a few minutes of images and movement the newborn device explodes in flames. End.
Machina Matrix project was awarded with a Daniel Vazquez Diaz plastic arts grant.