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
CD -Quiet Design
Metallic drones, forced puffing sounds, sub-frequencies and sculptural space-induced drifts: thus begins “Music For Film And Electro-Theatre”, the latest project of Mike Vernusky, who is, along with Cory Allen, the co-curator of Quiet Design Records, an experimental and eclectic label based in Austin, Texas, which effectively promotes artists such as Alvin Lucier, Tetuzi Akiyama, Yoshio Machida and Kioku (to name a few who have already appeared in our reviews and who add to this label’s multi-faceted and qualitatively rich catalog). Despite a rather extreme level of abstraction, the work appears to include narrative elements. In “Dallas” a tribunal is staged, evoking memories of the security officers of the Kennedy parade, as in a strange radio play. In other episodes pictures are brought to mind; simple environmental cues that suggest dreamlike and non-linear passages. In short, this is a kind of “sound script” that does not seem to be driven by an easily explainable plot or structure, a fascinating reportage, never dull or scarce in its evocations.