Planet noise: Sound fictions laboratory

From 13 to 16 years

Art i ContextEducationalIVAM Centre Julio González

PLANET NOISE: Sound fictions laboratory falls within the realm of the Art and Context Programme. Sound is one of the key and transversal aspects of research by the programme’s artists, hence the proposal of the PLANET NOISE workshop.

Through listening and experimenting with sound, in this workshop we will think about and activate sounds as a tool to understand and comprehend our surroundings. We will start from the idea and research covered by the programme’s artists in their production, in addition to the tools belonging to contemporary artistic creation. Through various activities and workshops, we will cover the active listening of space, of our body and other people, we will create and invent animal and machine sounds, and we will build soundscapes of our context.

For one week, participants will build a collaborative account and sound journey that activates and considers the work of the programme’s artists, trying to imagine and accompany the future exhibition and generating a record of the immediate context of the participants.


  • Aimed at: Teenagers aged from 13 to 16 years. No pre-requisites to be able to take part
  • Sessions: 5, from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dates: from 11th to 15th July
  • Palce: IVAMlab1
  • Places: 15 per week
  • Design, creation and activation: Elena Sanmartín


The workshop will be led by Elena Sanmartín Hernández, with the support in mediation of Alejandro Ocaña and the collaboration of Patricia Ferragaud in sound production.

Elena Sanmartín Hernández situates her work in the bisector between cultural management, artistic mediation and education. She is interested in exploring ways of translating and transferring the methods of contemporary artistic creation into useful tools for the understanding and resolution of contemporary problems and challenges. She understands the processes of mediation, education and cultural management as creative, collaborative and supportive spaces which help processes and artistic creation to permeate other bodies and spaces, and vice versa. She graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and has completed the PERMEA masters: Education and Mediation through Art by the Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana and the University of Valencia. She also completed the University Masters in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Complutense University of Madrid and the Reina Sofia National Art Museum.

Alejandro Ocaña is an artist and educator living in Valencia. His projects are based on group events and parties, in addition to other leisure-related situations. He creates a production whose main aim is the participation of others and the use of humour, giving way to a succession of group activities that aim to be considered as “silliness” and/or “nonsense”. Alejandro Ocaña graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and has completed the PERMEA masters: Education and Mediation through Art by the Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana and the University of Valencia.

Patricia Ferragud Noguerón is a graduate of Architecture from the ETSA of Valencia, she graduated with honours from the Masters in City and Urbanism from the UOC and in piano studies from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Valencia. In recent years, she has specialised in research, analysis and strategic planning of the cultural and creative sector, forming part of the Culuralink team within the area of Society-Culture-City. She combines her interest in cultural and urban research with artistic creation and musical production as a member of various bands such as La Plata, Luz Verdadera or Ediacara, having taken part since 2016 in a plethora of concerts and festivals in Spain, Germany and Argentina, and whose compositions form part of the sound track to television series such as Fariña (2018) or La Ruta (2022). Additionally, she works in cultural mediation and agitation through various collaborative initiatives and on projects such as the Dominio record label. Since 2018, she has also organised events linked to experimental music and performance.