DIEGO ORENDAIN & PEDRO MARTINEZ NEGRETE, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Diego and Pedro are artists working with sound out of Mexico City. For My Mark: My City they created a composition that uses recordings of extinct birds, paired with visual graphics. Drawing on archival recordings, they then manipulated the soundwaves so as to emulate the sound of different alarms and sirens - sounds that are directly associated with city life, and which are aimed at humans only. The work asks city residents to think about how our industrialised, urban lives have wrought havoc on the natural world, and how we might rethink our way of living.