n°2 – October 17, Sound

Sound architectures, iconographic-sound atlas

Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenakis, Edgar Varèse, Poème Électronique, Philips Pavilion, International Exhibition in Brussels, 1958


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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Visual artist and singer, she graduated in 2016 at the IUAV University of Venice with an experimental thesis on the imaginative power of listening, entitled Sonorous Photos of Travel . He has participated in the organization of the Ekko Festival 2015, has conducted studies and held the role of manager assistant at the Lydgalleriet, Sound Art gallery in Bergen (NO), and later at the cultural association Jiwar Creation and Society of Barcelona. His artistic research is configured as an alternative exploration of the perceptive universe. Particular attention is paid to the sonic dimension and its relationship with visual observation, and to the unconscious reworking of sounds and images, to the invisible border between perception, interiorization and imagination.