Ariel Guzik

Ariel Guzik, Holoturian, Edinburgh Art Festival, 2015
Ariel Guzik, Holoturian, 2015
Ariel Guzik, soundscape event for Holoturian at Edinburgh Art Festival, 2015
Ariel Guzik, soundscape event for Holoturian at Edinburgh Art Festival, 2015
Ariel Guzik, Ballenas Azules
Ariel Guzik, Submarin Dos Plazas
Ariel Guzik, Submarin Dos Plazas

Ariel Guzik designs and produces mechanisms and instruments to enquire into the various languages of nature. He is also a musician, draftsman and illustrator. He is the director of the Nature Expression and Resonance Research Laboratory in Mexico (Laboratorio Plasmaht de Investigación en Resonancia y Expresión de la Naturaleza, Asociación Civil), an organisation which explores natural resonance, mechanics, electricity and magnetism and how these phenomena can be applied to music and sound experiments.

In 2009, Nicola Triscott discovered Ariel Guzik at Transitio MX, a festival of electronic and media art in Mexico City. Of Guzik’s work, Nicola said; “I was also intrigued by the work of Ariel Guzik – an installation of his “spectral harmonic resonator”, which he has developed to communicate with cetaceans – and made a visit to his studio to learn more about his work.”

In September 2012, Guzik presented a sound performance commissioned exclusively for the first meeting of Kosmica Mexico. In June 2013, Guzik’s work was exhibited as part of the Mexico Biennal at Ex-Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Venice, Italy. Due to it’s natural acoustics, the venue is rumoured to have been used by the composer Vivaldi, which draws parallels to the auditive nature of Guzik’s work.

In 2015 Guzik was commissioned by Arts Catalyst to present Holoturian at Edinburgh Art Festival. Holoturian is an underwater resonance instrument designed to communicate with whales and dolphins in the deep seas. The exhibition in Trinity Apse included the capsule and a series of Guzik's drawings.