Tongue and Cheek: Afectógrafo with Rocío Guerrero Marín

Jan 29, 2023: 7pm - 8pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and everywhere

Standing Wave Radio and 1620-AM at Wave Farm

Voiced and led by Tim Simonds, Aaron Lehman, and Emma McCormick-Goodhart.

Afectógrafo — with Rocío Guerrero Marín Afectógrafo is an ongoing series of participatory exercises led by Rocío Guerrero Marín. An "afectógrafo" is a tool, a necklace designed to register involuntary body movements. This tool is worn by invited participants while telling their experiences of life disappointments. The necklace registers the movements and reactions of their body when activating their affective memory, translating it into a pen's movement and line. The resulting drawing is a record of their emotional experience.

Joined by Rocio Guerrero Marin, multidisciplinary artist, and co-founder of the Chilean educational television show, Oye, ¿Vamos al Taller?

Joined by artist and educator Rocío Guerrero Marín.

Rocío Guerrero Marín is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Chile. She received a MFA from Hunter College-CUNY. In her work, Rocío is interested in exploring affective relations and commonalities between bodies and environments, while exploring ideas of language, experience, and materiality. In this sense, she focuses on how these relations we establish with others, human or not, affect our understanding of the world and sense of being. Her work has been shown at museums and galleries, standing out: 205 Hudson Gallery (2021), NY; Vitrinalab (2020), MI; Galería CCU (2019), Chile; Museo Arte Contemporáneo (2018), Chile; YAP-CONSTRUCTO/MOMA_PS1 (2014), Chile. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Hauser&Wirth and Terremoto, and it is part of the public art collections at Museo Arte Contemporáneo, Chile and Colección NUMU - Fundación Engel. Rocío is a 2019 fellow FONDART, and resident at SOMA Summer`21.


A radio series of proprioceptive exercises, interviews about practices of communication, and archival sound. A routine for warming up our means of communication. Presented monthly as a combination of live and prerecorded sessions.

Lend me your ears!
-- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

There are messages primarily serving to establish, to prolong, or to discontinue communication, to check whether the channel works… Dorothy Parker caught eloquent examples: "'Well!' the young man said. 'Well!' she said. 'Well, here we are' he said. 'Here we are' she said, 'Aren't we?' 'I should say we were' he said, 'Eeyop! Here we are.' 'Well!' she said. 'Well!' he said, 'well.' "
-- Roman Jakobson, “Linguistics and Poetics”

To reach an arm out of one’s mouth, peek through one’s ear, and speak out of one’s eye. Communication happens by any means possible. It is the different ways bodies extend themselves, as limbs that bridge things—reaching out, stretching and sometimes touching, with a light tap, “Marco!”

How we voice, how we gesture, how we manner, how we empathize.
Exercises to find all ways of thinking of language, and to exercise them as their own paths of communication.

To empathize over radio. Invite to do the same—feel, mimic, echo. “Polo”
The sound of leading, of following, of teaching speaking.
And learning to make a body of a limb.

"Tongue and Cheek" was first developed and aired on Montez Press Radio beginning in the summer of 2018. Montez Press Radio is an experimental radio station and commissioning platform for unexpected works from artists and other creative voices. MPR continues to air new episodes of Tongue and Cheek during its monthly live broadcast at 46 Canal St in Chinatown, New York.