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 – Die Schachtel
It’s not irrelevant that “Death By Water” was recorded on the small island of Giudecca in Venice, even if the distilled threads shine very abstractly and synthetically – a highly imaginative trip among field recordings, effects and multi-faceted patterns, effectively unraveled by Fabio Selvafiorita and Valerio Tricoli, two investigators who aren’t new to weaving digital suggestions of various natures and semantical structures. Things, events, attributions and connections – in the process of understanding a work – always imprint their manifestations, even if in the research spheres they often differ in their true grammatical connections: the nature and quality of the sounds – in this case – are particularly evocative, serial, rarefied and very descriptive at the same time, resulting from a narrative, poetic and sensitive attitude. It’s mostly muffled frequencies, enigmatic sound signals, echoes and fluid sound emergencies, recorded and then manipulated in a studio. Obscure vocal threads are added, alongside overlapping fluidities and jumps, evoking improvisational lyricisms, post-production technicalities and acousmatic refinements. Successions, eddies, sound gusts and ambivalent moods infect the virtuosities of “Death By Water” – a title with clear reference to Eliot’s work, an author equally at ease with strange and “desolate lands”. A gain and a loss in the evocation of the verses of “The Waste Land” proudly breaks into whispers, intense virtuosities and falls: water purifies sins but at the same time it can bring a slow and painful death.