DOES THE ANGLE BETWEEN TWO WALLS HAVE A HAPPY ENDING ?

Prima Materia – Venise

Description

Does the angle between two walls have a happy ending? (2013) is a post-human space that seems to be evolving in time, even in the absence of any visitor. It is driven by a cycle from which a merely audible sound escapes: the Shepard spectrum, an acoustic illusion that cheats the human brain and gives the impression of an infinite descending curve. Several neon candlesticks seem frozen, whereas the scattered glass on the ground enable the possibility of growth or, on the contrary, of combustion. The industrial white light creates an overexposure, preventing any shadow effect. On the wall, a monkey foetus rotates counterclockwise. Then everything dies out. Light, sound. Only the monkey—so similar to our human shape—carries on with his endless rotation in a religious silence… and then it all starts again. What is it all about? A new church for a spirituality yet to be invented? An apocalyptic altar refusing any kind of offerings? Or a space driven by laws that no human being can access? This device’s status lays in complete indecision. Never truly active, permanently on the threshold of a potential story, a story yet to be built… unless it has already been built. In any case, this space has outstripped the human long ago. The installation was conceived specifically for Punta della Dogana.

www.palazzograssi.it

Client

GREAUDSTUDIO

Date

2013

What I made

Sound Design, Dedicated electronic devices

Tags

SoundDesign, Surround, AudioMix