Oswaldo Maciá work about
DARFUR

Darfur
2006
Sound sculpture

‘Darfur’ is a twelve-channel sound work composed of 200 different dogs barking and yelping. The recordings were made in a compound of abandoned dogs in the Italian city of Cagliari, the location where the piece was first shown. The title refers to a commonplace proverb used in Darfur: ‘The dog barks, but it makes no difference to the camel. We are the dogs. The world is the camel.’ It alludes to the deaf ears taken to block out the sound of the suffering of others who loudly articulate their own plight.

Presented at:
Audio festival Helicotrema, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Italy (2013)
Performa 09, White Box, New York, USA (2009)
Madrid Abierto, Madrid, Spain (2007)
Second Moscow Biennale, Moscow (2007)
Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland (2007)
Urp!, Cagliari, Italy (2006)

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