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 – Touch
When he was twenty-four, Arthur Rimbaud left the world of literature and lounges to wander through Europe before finally landing in Harar in Abyssinia, a city that boasted of possessing 99 minarets. CM von Hausswolff, commissioned to write music for a play about the life of the “damned poet”, has here adopted the guidelines of a well-established style: following the inspiration suggested by many field recordings made on-site and arranging them in impressive drones that contain frequencies resulting from careful work with analog oscillators. In this case a quote from poet Andrea del Sarto seems to resonate: “Less is more”. This phrase was used successfully by the rationalist architect Mies van der Rohe, who believed that with a few minimal elements the structure of a composition can be defined and organized in all its unadorned, beautiful essence. All this is enriched by the reverberations of a perpetual journey, of life, death and art; flashes of a reality that is “hard to snuff out”.