Clemencia Echeverri, Treno, 2007.

Date: 11 – 14 July 2008
Venue: Delfina Foundation
Artist Talk: Space of Sound
10 July 2008
In conversation with Gabriela Salgado (Curator of Public Programmes, Tate Modern)

In this video installation, Clemencia Echeverri attempts to capture: “the sounds that reach distances where the intimate fuses with the social, where the passing voice is symbolically filtered through internal and external spaces, where nature guards its own sounds and secrets of historical violence.” Perhaps art is the witness that allows us to hear all this evocative and archetypal material.

The memory of a sound is a peculiar mechanism, and its resonance is shared collectively. Clemencia Echeverri explores the particular element of sound that, whilst echoing the present, conjures up past experiences through evocations, archetypal relationships and a sense of place.

Treno is presented as part of Residues artist-alumni series.


Clemencia Echeverri studied at Chelsea College of Art and Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. She was an international resident artist at the Delfina Studio Trust, and has exhibited her work internationally. She currently teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Columbia and Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin. Clemencia lives and work in Colombia.