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2024-07

8ight, #4 of 8 exhibition series

11.-13.07.2024
DIAPHONIE_K∞, sound as a generator
of free images by Ernesto Longobardi (IT)
and Anna Turina (IT)
Audiovisual Installation

8ight // for 8 audiovisual exhibitions

frei-raum.berlin is showing the exhibition series 8ight, which will feature sound art and audiovisual art installations, performances and artistic research. This series runs from April to November 2024, with eight sequential presentations, each characterised by the number of acoustic sources/speakers: from one in the first exhibition to eight in the last. The symbolic meaning of the number 8 for time, connection and renewal is reflected in this gradual increase. At the end of the 8 exhibitions, a printed art object, in a limited edition of 8, will be published on our label F with a summary of all the works.


#4 acoustic sources of 8ight –

on view 11.07. Thursday, 16:30-20h

12.07. Friday, 16:30-20h

13.07. Saturday,15-19h

13.07.2024, Saturday, start 20h - space is limited, donation 8-12 EUR

LIVE PERFORMANCE

// Ernesto Longobardi (IT), Anna Turina (IT)

// Michael Vorfeld (DE) LICHTTON Optical Sound, 16mm film



DIAPHONIE_K∞ by Ernesto Longobardi (IT) and Anna Turina (IT) is a variant of the experimental study Diaphonie(2020) made by Ernesto Longobardi as result of a personal reflexion on the relationship of sound and image. The previous project does not use slides because it focuses on the acoustic signal by amplifying the projector, instead of using images as visual research. Kodak Carousel projectors are used as sound instruments in a way that evocates personal intuitions, as if the imagery itself were a virtual reserve of slides... In Diaphonie_K∞ Ernesto Longobardi starts a collaboration with Anna Turina to experience the tangible combination image and sound. The Kodak Carousel returns once again to contain the original 84 slides. The projector is restored in its original use as optical-mechanical equipment. It acquires the dual nature of sound source and source of images this time linked to the poetics of the two artists. The sequence of photographic shots that recalls enigmatic places and meanings alternate with graphic interventions related to research on color and light.

The set consist in two side-by-side projectors where the sequence of slides is a consequence of the evolution of the sound. Unlike a usual projection, the image is not supported by the sound but, vice versa, the sound is the main protagonist and the images are functional just as a background. In live performance, the tempistics of the images depends on the acoustic choices: they become irregular visual times to resemble an intuition, a flashback, an impression. The different optics of the projectors also create a contamination of all possible combinations; it results in a loop as a deep moment of reflection on sound and image, contemplating a concept of infinite, without time and without space.




13.07.2024, Saturday, will feature the live performances // Ernesto Longobardi (IT), Anna Turina (IT) DIAPHONIE_K∞

// Michael Vorfeld (DE) LICHTTON Optical Sound, 16mm film



LICHTTON (Optical Sound) an audiovisual 16mm film project by Michael Vorfeld, Duration: 20 minutes

The 16mm black and white film shot especially for the LICHTTON project presents a dense series of animated image sequences created through light and projection and by using various illustrations from the field of optics. Visual patterns, motion sequences and loops reflect the mechanical and optical processes underlying analog film technology. The 16mm projector screening the film is not, as usual, acoustically separated from the spectators in a separate room, but placed in the middle of the audience. Synchronously to the film projection, the mechanical sound of the film projector is amplified and manipulated live in all its diversity with the help of various microphones and pickups. The continuous soundscape created in this way forms the soundtrack to the projected film images. The result is an intense audiovisual interplay in which the film projector is equally at the center as a source of image and sound.








  about the artist 

Ernesto Longobardi (IT) https://ernestolongobardi.tumblr.com/

Ernesto Longobardi is a multidisciplinary research artist with particular attention to sound and electroacoustics of which he experiments dynamism in contrast to a static-fixity of image. He works mainly in the field of Sound Art. He also creates visual-sound installations and live performances in institutional spaces (including: Arsenale di Venezia, 2015; Fortezza di Livorno - Mention Prize Combat 2016) and/or alternative space. His works have been published by Italian and foreign labels, including Museum released with Falt (France, 2022), Nebula released with Manyfeetunder (Italy, 2017) and Diaphonie (2020) and Oscillazioni in 4 stanze (2016) both released with Nebensound.


 

Anna Turina (IT) https://www.instagram.com/annaturina73/


Anna Turina is fascinated by the physical reality and the philosophical-spiritual dimension that exists in human nature and the possible definitions of the individual (perpetually poised between awareness, self-knowledge and disorientation)that she re-elaborates in personal reflections through different techniques and types of artistic intervention mostly installation. She has exhibited and collaborated with galleries and artistic realities both abroad and in Italy with works including If you (finalist Modigliani Award 2022); Quel grandioso senso di sé, 2021; Di dondoli e di altri accadimenti, 2020; Home sweet home, 2014 (Artribune and Exibart).

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Michael Vorfeld (DE)

www.vorfeld.org


Michael Vorfeld is a musician and visual artist, plays percussion and self-designed string instruments and realizes electroacoustic sound pieces. He works in the field of experimental, improvised music and sound art, realizing installations and performances with light and sound, and working with photography and film. In addition to his solo activities, he is a member of various ensembles and collaborates with artists who work in many different art forms. Based in Berlin, his list of activities includes numerous concerts, performances and exhibitions in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.



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