Sound of Routine

Sound artist Joaquin Luchsinger joins SomoS.


SomoS is pleased to introduce Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger to its Artist-in-Residence program. He will joins SomoS March-May 2018 in Berlin to concentrate on new work that critiques the expectation of instant gratification in today’s society and explores the interruption of routine.

Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger was born in Santiago, Chile in 1990 and graduated with maximum distinction from Escuela de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Finisterrae. Luchsinger’s work is driven by constant use of and experimentation with sound. He divides his artistic production into two lines of work: Looking for the sound through the object and applying concepts drawn from the world of sounds in different artistic mediums in order to reach an image. His work has been exhibited at the Universidad Finisterrae and Casa Central Universidad de Chile.

For Luchsinger, the constant use of microwave ovens is a symbol of a broader trend towards automation and mindless convenience in modern life. Based on this idea, the artist plans to create a kinetic sound sculpture that will act as a continuation of his project “Sound of Routine.”

People do not take the time anymore to cook because their daily routine does not allow them to enjoy the most important process in our lives. As a consequence, they buy food that can be cooked in a few minutes by the microwave. We are getting used to have everything done fast and easy and starting to develop these habits that lead us to a monotonous life. Because of this, the project that I will do at SomoS is to build a sound installation that will critique today’s “fast” culture. The project will be done with microwave motors (plate spinners) and will be the third part of my “Sound of Routine” project.

Joaquin Luchsinger, Project Proposal