Sound installation. 20 integrated circuits in letter form, baffle, headphones, composite amplifier and other components. Technical development Guillem Bayo.
With Try Not To Think Too Much, Eugenio Ampudia continues the line of previous works by emphasizing the character of art as an effective medium of communication, but this time the artist plays with the paradox of breaking that flow through communicational noise. When applying the term “noise” to communication, not only the annoying sound is spoken, but also any interference in this process. With this work the type of communication noise that we inhabit and that surrounds us is alluded, and that becomes a silent method of influence in our everyday environment.
The artist points to that communication that in the art world tends to be inbred and self-referential while promulgating discourses that supposedly aim to bring the culture closer to the viewer.
The fact that the noise of the piece is made from the appropriation and superposition of theories and lectures related to the art world, hardly intelligible, makes an ironic wink to the theoretical apparatus along with the codes that underpin the artistic system.
The phrase is a compound amplifier, and each letter has a disturbing mission, which serves Ampudia to configure an intermittent story that also speaks of the subjectivity of the speech and opens doors to thoughts such as the dspeech of power or power of Foucault’s speech.