My life


Stereo audio

Length 7:06

Work composed with sounds of cars that narrate in a non-linear way a trip, which ends in an accident. Aural reflection about the dependence on cars in countries like Mexico.

Award of distinction, Prix Ars Electronica 2007, Digital Music category.

Category Early pieces

‘Mi vida’ is the vivid antithesis to Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’, depicting a car journey which ends in disaster in non-linear narrative form, commencing with the turn of ignition key, followed immediately by the sound of a calamitous smash, then exploring all points in between. It’s as much Martínez’s editing skills as the concept that make the piece.

The Wire Magazine, September 2008