Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca
Maria Salgado (1984) and Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca (1976) have worked together in Madrid since 2012. Their joint work sets out from the idea of audiotext as a junction between poetry, language, sound art, music and performance. Together, they have developed a significant body of work through two main areas of investigation. Hacía un ruido (2012-2016) focused on specific events of political unrest spanning the globe after 2011, envisioning them collectively as a cycle of political disobedience. This research brought forth graphic art publications (posters, pamphlets, scores), a book, a record, an instrumental piece, a two-month-long sound installation, and a live performance that toured to several venues in Madrid, Barcelona, Guadalajara, and New York City. Jinete Último Reino (2017-2020) researched sexual and gender dissidence, which gave rise to an instrumental piece, the score of which was published in Present Tense Pamphlets (The Block Museum, Northwestern University), a sound piece commissioned by Radio Reina Sofía and two 60' performance works: Fragmento 3 and Fragmento 2, premiering respectively at Matadero (Madrid, 2017) and Macba (Barcelona, 2019.) Both subsequently toured to several theaters, museums and festivals.