A series of sound sculptures with each having a sound and tactile manifestation of a stanza from a poem called Loteria (referring to the Mexican bingo game).
Sound Sculpture 1: El Nopal
Let whoever reads this understand
that when the desert took me,
it left me with only a lighter
and a friend.
Experience: As participant touches the needles around the cactus, the sound plays the stanza
Sound Sculpture 2: El Musico
The guitar was called Mojave.
It had 10 strings with 4 broken.
The perfect sound to reverberate against
an audience of sand.
Experience: As the participant gets very close to the book, he or she can listen to the stanza
Sound Sculpture 3: El Alacran
I found one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms
embracing a small ranch in Tapalpa.
In the darkness I heard two scorpions dancing, singing,
We have not been before, and we will not be again.
Experience: As two or more people touch the edges of this very long knitted copper wire, the speaker plays the stanza
Sound Sculpture 4: La Pera
I watched a man choke on a pear,
and hoped for 6 or 7 minutes
that someone else would help him.
Experience: As sand goes through, the speaker is playing the stanza that is coming from the pot, the more it gets filled the harder it is to hear it