Verónica Mota ist eine Avantgarde-Musikerin aus Berlin. Ihr Soloprojekt verschaffte Mota eine große Resonanz in den Bereichen der elektro-akustischen und analogen Klangsynthese. Ihr musikalisches Vokabular erstreckt sich dabei von alchemischen Sounds über Klangskulpturen, cineastische Soundscapes, Ritualmusik bis hin zu Ambient und Noise.
Ihre Musik erschien bei Lust Vessel (Japan), Hylé Tapes (Paris), Corpus Callosum (Leeds, UK) und weiteren Musik- und Sound Art Labels wie Urban Arts Berlin oder bei dem Indepent Label Instruments of Discipline (Germany).
Zu dem musikalischen Einflüssen Motas zählen Delia Derbyshire, Sun Ra, John Cage, Anne Gillis, COIL, Muslimgauze, SPK und Merzbow.
Verónica Mota is a professional sound artist currently working in Berlin. Her works encompass analogue and digital synthesis, field recordings and Musique Concrète techniques, often displaying her proficiency at playing a variety of instruments. She has produced a large body of soundtrack work for Radio, film and performance, and, with Cubop & Espectra Negra, as a solo artist in her own right.
Born in Mexico City, Mota explores sound as a fundamental inherent human experience. She works conceptually researching the political and social impact sound art has. Her research moves around sound as a collective experience as well as an individual expression. She also researches sound as a force provided by nature better known as bioacoustics. She talks about the physics and the metaphysics behind sound.
What is the importance of sound for the human experience? How can sound create collective experience? Is sound an alternative for liberation? How do new technologies interact with sound art today and how good or bad is technology changing our perception and interaction with sound? Can we talk about sound as a political experience? These are some of the questions Verónica Mota researches as a constant in her work.
Technically speaking Mota embraces the old school of sampling, analogue synthesis and a special focus on synthesizers. She has a long experience composing and de-constructing sounds mapping sound art productions in intersectional ways. Her sound practice has abstract, urban and ritualistic elements navigating within textuality as lyrical storytellings and narratives.
Mota has collaborated over two decades with filmmakers, musicians, writers, poets, choreographers, fashion designers and dancers. She operates as a sound designer, music producer, dj, academic, writer, body art performer and teacher. She has performed in relevant festivals and venues such as CTM Transmediale, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berghain, Goethe Institut Peru, Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, the Faculty of Music in Mexico City and the University of Huddersfield in the UK to mention some. Mota is also active in the landscapes of epistemological politics contributing with research around postcolonial and feminist theory echoing peripheral voices in the context of philosophy and music.
Her interests lie mainly in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Textuality, Ethics, Critical Theory, Capitalist Realism, Philosophy of Technology, Feminist and Queer Theory, Mental Health and Social Justice. Her practice is intersectional bringing together sound, academic research, self-written text & music.
Mota also works spreading knowledge outside academic contexts in presence or online formats giving lectures and conferences on a variety of themes related to music or her current theoretical research. She defends strongly the idea about the importance of intellectuals als political public figures. Particularly today in our post-truth momentum. Epistemology is about navigating ambiguity, contradiction and ambivalence finding theoretical scrutiny for collective agency.
Mota has also been published as an author as part of the Zine Collective Sarah Connor Has A Dream, as fiction writer in Chile and as philosophy theorist in Mexico. She is occupied with contemporary societies of late capitalism ruled by 'informatics of domination' (Donna Haraway) where 'oppositional consciousness' (Chela Sandoval) can emerged.