V I T R O L A B A Q U E D A N O
This intervention consists of highlighting parts or situations that make up the urban scene, the narrative of the city, through the amplification of these sounds. Expanding these specific but fundamental situations such as, for example, live music, to highlight it, make it the protagonist of everything that happens in the city, share it, expand it, direct it towards more spaces, and thus more people.
In this way, walking around the city and observing the architecture and the situations, I came across a great group of clasical musicians, playing in the underground exit of the Baquedano metro, where that round square with the tree is, on the south side. They played downstairs, but curiously, upwards in the larger square (where the U. Chile theatre is), you can't hear anything. I approached, because I saw people looking down, looking at something, and then I could hear and realise the music. So I kept that these situations are what enrich a city, they give it a narrative and break away from the everyday, and therefore with the everyday, so how to enlarge them, broaden them, spread them, share them.
That's when it occurred to me to expand their sound in a mechanical way, directing it from the underground square towards the main square that is at street level, thinking of it as if the square itself on the ground floor were a vinyl or record player and the only thing missing was the amplification horn; Vitrola Baquedano.
Plan of the sculpture, showing the two levels: downstairs where the musicians play and upstairs where the people pass by.