May 12, 2012 21:30
Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT
Within POST ELETTRONICA
A project curated by Valentina Gensini and Letizia Renzini
In tribute to John Cage, the project POST ELETTRONICA investigates territories of “post-electronic” experimentation revealing Cage’s contemporary inheritance and presenting artists who share a dramatic and gestural use of new technologies. Hybrid works that combine music, video, performance, sculpture, sound, noise become vocabularies of a composite language in which the management of advanced software is combined with the artifact in an attempt to dissolve the conceptual approach towards the involvement of the viewer.
Nicolas Collins is a trombonist and electronic musician but he is also a pioneer of the practice of Circuit Bending.
The hardware hacking or Circuit Bending is the practice of recycling printed circuit boards and old electronic equipment for a critical and interpretative use, which is always different from the use for which these objects were created. It is a way to investigate and experiment on the threshold between sound and noise, where gesture and medium become an integral part of the work.
The performance at Fabbrica Europa foresees the meeting with Florentine musicians and artists, becoming a real “happening” where live video images and sounds will told us this new and fascinating world.