The sound is expressed with and through space: it geographically explores it, makes it sound acoustically, the structure socially, amplifies it and silences it, distorts it and generates an encounter-clash with its architecture; it permeates rooms, vibrates walls, disturbs conversations; it spreads and encounters objects accumulating reverberations, absorbing it in its waves and transforming the space crossed. During the twentieth century, sound attracted the attention of visual artists, who explored it in alternative forms to those of classical l music to experience the terrain of a possible encounter-clash between visual and acoustic elements. These experiments have merged into a field of artistic research, then defined as Sound Art, which describes, analyzes, and questions the condition of sound and the processes through which it operates. The photographic dossier proposes some of the most important sound installations resulting from the experiments developed during the 20th and 21st centuries in this particular area.
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