Invariante proposes an immersion experience in the Sumapaz Páramo, incorporating Virtual Reality cinematographic means. The work is the result of the work of the Research Incubator in Immersive Media VR&360 of the Faculty of Communication and Language of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, together with the artist Luisa Roa and the field trips carried out together, where different capture techniques were integrated , processing and synchronization of spherical images and specialized sounds.
It is a work that addresses the issue of listening, taking into account that the predominant sound in the páramo is that of the wind, for this reason, monophonic samples were captured for post-production auralization. Captures were also made with two ambisonic microphones, one of them attached to the camera with grips. In each of the scenes the mixture between the ambient sound suffers alterations in its equalization and spatial distribution, establishing three moments: being alone, accompanied and seeing through the eyes of the other.
The Páramo generates its own vibrations, which contain a time parallel to human time. In these resonances and echoes, it is possible to talk about time or temporalities that have elapsed and passed in that place. In this action, a body that carries an electronic and handmade device ascends one of the stretches of the Sumapaz Páramo, carrying songs that call again for the time of listening and meeting with non-human and human agents. Here two landscape notions come together: that of the wind together with non-human sounds (birds, plants, insects, rocks, water...) and that of human songs, which travel on the back of a human body that mobilizes them. Thus, in this plane there is not only an activation of the ear, but also of the body in all its dimensions: the effort of carrying a device through the mountain and the sensory alert to move in space (it is an unstable ground ). The acoustic qualities of the Páramo model the sound circumstances of the sound emitted by the electrical device, depending on the materials present in the territory: rocky or soft soils, vegetation, bodies of water and height.
So, the listening signal invites us to ask ourselves who is listening? How far will the echoes of this action travel?