The Hole, halfway between action and sound installation, is a recording which documents a collective listening session of a hole. The session was held in May 2020 and it tries to explore states of contingency where the self is continually negotiated with the other, experiencing how listening can be determined by expectations, longings, fears and everything that comes from the participants’ (and listeners) reading code.

The hole is presented here as the favorable scenario in which one could put into practice a term I’ve dubbed contingent objects, which also gathers some of my latest work where I try to investigate the concept of Alterity from a socio-semiotic perspective. Contingent objects refers to situations which as a practice experiment with how The Self appears in collision with The Other, acting as a force that in advance tends to cancel the possibility of thinking that which does not pass through the conceptual network of representation. Thus, symbolic structures appear as mediating and modeling figures of things in context and above all as legitimizing mechanisms of hegemonic realities and ideologies…

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