I was born in Córdoba in 1983. Since age 2 I live in Tucumán. I do theater, I’m a musician, performer and producer, or sort of. If a project interests me, I would join it in whatever role I’m needed, anything from music composer to plain usher. I’m finishing my studies to become a Bachelor in Theater, at the Arts school of the UNT. I take part in “Brillovox”, an independent art production company through which I produce most of my works, such as “Sinfonía sin título” (Untitled Symphony), an audiovisual performance. Currently, Sarah Kane’s play “4.48 Psychosis”, which I’ve directed and produced, is running. I’m particularly interested in investigating the crossings between different languages, like music, performance and cinema. Within complex works, I gather people coming from all these disciplines together, so as to get a good result. On the other hand, through Brillovox and in association with YoConVoz Discos, I’ve edited the singles “Insolado” (Sunburnt); “La Dieta de los Lowrey” (The Lowreys diet) and “Monoambiente” (Efficiency Appartment); “La AM” (The AM) and “Sin música” (Without music, Efficiency Appartment). Max and Lowrey is a musical performance project I’ve been working on since 2005. I’ve presented it at different rock festivals and art places. On the other hand, it’s also a project with literary ramifications, both on paper as well as on the web.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
The Lowreys diet (2007). I choose this work because I find its production process to be very interesting. It's basically a book, an autobiographical novel, the "official story" of two characters created on the blog, www.maxlowrey.blogspot.com (Maxylowrey - Dana Dolce). The piece was co-written by Maximiliano Farber and Lourdes Farall. The book caused an original soundtrack to go with it. A series of sound landscapes as if coming out of a magnetic tape. Eventually, this was all presented during a live show. The work follows this trajectory: It begins in a virtual space (the blog), it turns into something material (a book and a CD) and it ends up being present, in the form of a live show. As for its theme, it somehow portrays the world in which we happen to live, as seen from its darker, rawer side. Two characters, completely alienated, disturbed and smashed, get involved in a endless, unstoppable frenzy of substance abuse, and in something that we might call a love story.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
My work is very diverse and goes into different directions. Theater plays, rock albums, literature or performances, so it's quite difficult to suggest some kind of reading. I'd rather suggest for each viewer to approach it in relation to his or her own interests; not reading one in relation to another. As 'The Lowreys diet’ begins, "If you like to have a cup of tea, make yourself a tea. If you like to be in movement, then move. If you like to abuse a substance, then do it."
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
I don't see myself as a part of any particular tradition. I take elements from here and there, but I love stating that I'm pop. Contemporary references: The Flaming Lips, Fluxus, The Beatles, Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground, John Cale, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, the futurists, Stockhausen, Pierre Schaeffer, Charly García. I'm interested in artists like Daniel Melero, for having defined somehow the state of today's pop music, Sebastián Rosso and Rosalba Mirabella, from Tucumán. And younger artists like Agustín González Goytía, Lucrecia Lionti, Belén Romero Gunset and Juan Diosque.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
"Science Fiction" (2008). It seemed to me best the best exhibition I've seen so far in Tucumán. "Cortar y pegar" (Copy paste), videos of Pancho with Poncho, from Los Pasteles Rojos, at the Salón Chandon, Salta, 2006, a 20m. single-pieced hot-dog. Art? "Hay canción" (There is song), by Juan Diosque, a beautiful record; Juan finds his own version of the song, experimenting with it and distorting it, resulting in a super particular album. "Copy paste", again!