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 – Endgame
Gail Priest – Presentiments From The Spider Garden
Articulating field recordings in a fairly evocative way, with dilated drones and vocal interventions, using both digital techniques and acoustic instruments, the Australian sound-artist Gail Priest unravels in “Presentiments From The Spider Garden ” a whole compendium of aural starts and dreamlike suggestions. The inspiration seems infused with the proliferating activity of spiders and invertebrates, (which abound in her city, Sydney) – wiry animal entities that are particularly susceptible to natural electrical phenomena and receptive to any change in weather. The narrative, full of strange alchemy and of a spacey and “theatrical” approach, evolves in an esoteric way, giving rise to interesting ambient moments, granular sounds, fluctuating melodies and interludes. The author, enigmatic and hypnotic in the performance, doesn’t shy away from capturing the listener’s attention, perhaps more for the originality of the system than for rigorousness of style. Priest is always fully control of the atmospheres, which sparkle imaginatively but are neither trivial nor predictable because of that.