Join sound artist, Amanda Gutiérrez, and philosopher, Adriana Renero as they give their insights of what a soundscape is. In the context of the exhibition Sonic Postcards from Mexico City presented at the Octavio Paz Gallery, this conversation they will address how sound helps to render our world from a philosophical and an artistic perspective.

Adriana Renero is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness. She also is a Visiting Research Scholar in the Philosophy of Mind at The Saul Kripke Center at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). She earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Graduate Center, CUNY, Philosophy Program. She also has an M.A. in Philosophy from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her research interests include the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive sciences and philosophy of sounds. She works on problems on introspection, consciousness and auditory perception.

Amanda Gutiérrez is an artist and educator. She graduated as a stage designer from The National School of Theater and later completed her MFA in Media and Performance Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Gutiérrez, explores the experience of home, belonging, and cultural identity by bringing into focus details of everyday practices. She uses a range of media such as sound art and performance to investigate how these conditions set the stage for our experiences and shape our individual and collective identities. Approaching these questions from immigrants’ perspectives continues to be of special interest to Gutiérrez. She was resident at FACT Liverpool in the UK, ZKM in Germany, TAV in Taiwan, Bolit Art Center in Spain, New York Camera Club, Harvestworks, and MISE-EN_PLACE in Bushwick.


When: May 9 - September 7

Where: Octavio Paz Gallery / Consulate General of Mexico                                        27 East 39th Street, 9 am to 6 PM