6|11|2019 h 21 – 24
7|11|2019 > 10|11|2019 h 18 – 24
The Berlin duo Kg Augenstern, exploring abandoned Sicilian places, understood as spaces for the transformation of the landscape, scratch the sensitive “surface” with their “Tentacles” (extensible devices in fiberglass), detecting the specific sound. The research investigates existence and boundaries in places where history has determined a transformation between the presence/absence of man. The result of the research is presented in the form of an audiovisual installation in the Ex Oratorio di Santa Maria del Sabato in Palermo. The project, curated by N38E13, is realized in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Palermo and the Institut Français of Palermo.
The space of artistic-sound-visual comparison are landscapes defined by a temporal occupation of man and his subsequent abandonment. Places in which humanisation has built a set of vertical, horizontal and variously shaped walls, in a process of structuring and delimiting the landscape. It goes beyond a humanized space to a territory where walls and structures are no longer frontiers, they are apocalyptic memory suspended between life and post-mortem of the construction of the landscape by man. Everything becomes elusive and manifests a failure of the manipulation of nature. The existing tends to re-establish a new balance by slowly eroding the influences of the human being.
Sound and its activity of sensitive detection, activated by the use of extensible glass-fibre devices, the “tentacles”, operate surgically on surfaces, affecting them in search of meaning and signification, a primary existence beyond borders.
N38E13 – Ennio Pellicanò.
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