A polyphonic work of creative resistance, this publication by sound and visual artist Israel Martínez reflects on the present state of Mexico and its regime of narco-politics through artistic works, interviews, notes, images, and collaborations with fellow writers, curators, activists and artists.
“And may the Earth tremble at its core, at the resounding roar of the cannon,” so ends the initial verse of the Mexican National Anthem. Nowadays that resounding roar should be directed towards the corruption of an elite class that has kidnapped the country. Resounding Roar takes aim at a government that does not govern for the people, but for corporate interests and international agreements that only benefit a few. The sound and visual artist Israel Martínez reflects on the present state of Mexico and its regime of narco-politics through artistic works, interviews, notes, images, and collaborations with fellow writers, curators, activists and artists that have influenced or accompanied him throughout his artistic practice over the last years. Resounding Roar is a polyphonic work of creative resistance.
Resounding Roar is the seventh issue of the book series Doormats published by Errant Bodies Press. The series aims at contributing to the now, addressing issues that are present and that demand presence.
Israel Martínez (born 1979 in Guadalajara, Mexico, lives and works in Mexico City) reflects upon several social topics through sound and music, and their relation to image. He has produced multi-channel sound installations, video, site-specific projects, actions, graphic works and publications. In 2007 he received a Distinction Award of Prix Ars Electronica. In 2012 he was resident at the DAAD's Artists-in-Berlin Program, and at Vienna's MuseumsQuartier in 2014.