Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
dvd – Line – Line_030
In ‘sonoluminescence’ the actual emphasis on science and art convergence meets the urge to give sound a visual dimension that has pervaded the listening space in the last decade, in vjing practices as well as generative art or live coding performances. Sonoluminescence means to transform high frequency sound waves into emissions of light irradiated in a gas infused liquid. The Camera Lucida installation by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand is implementing these concepts in a spectacular environment, and it has been exhibited extensively in the last years. Now the two authors have involved a first quality roster to contribute with original tracks (Alva Noto, Carter Tutti, Coh, Taylor Deupree + Richard Chartier, Alexander Kaline, Kenneth Kirschner, Matmos and Asmus Tietchens), and this dvd collects the Camera Lucida outcome. Apart from the amazement and hypnosis generated by the slowly changing small sparkles of liquid light, the first question that arises is: could it be considered an ‘objective’ type of music visualization? The answer might be yes. The chemical reaction, in fact is coherent with the input data, so respecting strict physical and natural laws. The tracks then can be considered as acoustic environments, eager to trigger chemical elements and sparkle some liquid light in the dark. So far form a mere ‘special effect’, here the connection between light and sound is consequential and so logically constructed. The music structure is then moving along with light and its harmonic results seem to be as fascinating as beautiful flower colors observed closely.