Menhir is a collective formed by visual artist
Coco Moya and musician Iván Cebrián.
The collective's art research is proposed as an open work that involves the viewer in interactive or site-specific immersive pieces, where technology and nature art creating a dialogue, resonating each other.
The landscape as a score, as they call it, is interpreted through the sound in their works. With the aim of provoking new relationships between the human and the non-human, the living and the inert, to rethink and resignify what it means to inhabit the planet in the anthropocene. They are inspired by the principle of geopuncture, as a terrestrial acupuncture. Their sonic menhir is playing with the genius loci of the place, situating their practice in between the scientific method and pseudosciences.
They have published “Geomantic works” (2022) at Piano and Coffee Records SP, “Just Before Silence” with Suso Saiz at Phantom Limb UK (2021), the single “Osiris” (2021) at OigoVisiones Label SP, “Sound Track” (2018) at Submarine Broadcasting Company UK, and “Music for mountain” (2016).
They have performed and showcased their works at art centers such as Reina Sofia Art Museum, Centro Centro Cibeles, Ciudad del Arte Zapadores, Spanish Academy Rome, Casa Encendida, National Archaeologic Museum, Human Evolution Museum, LABoral Art Center, Cerezales Fundation, among others.
They won art prizes and grants, such us “Claves” from the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, “LABjoven Los Bragales” at LABoral Art Center, or the grant for art production by the Community of Madrid, and guest composers at EMS Stockholm.