Archivo Auxiliar (AAUX) is a Mexico city-based collective creating a digital mixed media archive that documents the history of electronic music and its social production in the context of Mexico and its current social and political conditions. In January 2021, AAUX embarked on “Cyberstreams,” a research project within the residency program called “For the Record” with the Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
Cyberstreams unpacks the spatial, social, and sound production in streaming events during the covid-19 restricted world from March 2020-May 2021. Live events were translated into cyberstreams, bounding what was once collective events by the frame of screens and cameras. From video live streams to VR events - cyber streams have created new arenas for design, identity presentation, and consumption. Using case studies and interviews, the project hopes to understand these new typologies and experimental performativities.
ARCHIVO AUXILIAR | Gabo Barranco, Ayesha S Ghosh, Ramón Jaramillo, Frankie Ventura, Alicja Wozniak
VIDEO | Rafael Villaseñor Vázquez
INTERVIEWS | Johannes Auvinen, Miguel Senquiz (Raveblocks), Anna Brower, Allen Feldman (Spirit Twin), Malititzin Cortez (CNDSD), Saskia Gebert, Tania Correa (WET), Seva Granik (Unter), Lucas Gutierrez (CTM), Arielle Karpowicz (IMVU), Patrick Marsman (Pinkman), Tania Milan (Arieshandmodel), Francisco Outon (Tatanka), Luis Antonio Tovar Salas (LATS)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS | Elidé Guzman and Anna Paola González
GRAPHIC DESIGN | Estudio P
PHOTOGRAPHY | Salvador Elizalde
COLLABORATIONS AND SUPPORT| Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision