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ISLANDS SONGS
Nicolas Perret & Silvia Ploner

08.09 – 27.09.2017

Opening: 07.September 2017, 8 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCE > 8:30 + 9.30 + 10.30 pm

 

In collaboration with Transart Festival

At Civic Museum, Bolzano
 Via Cassa di Risparmio 14

 

Curated by Emanuele Guidi

 

 

Every passion borders on the chaotic,
but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.
Walter Benjamin


ar/ge kunst opens the new season with parallel exhibitions at its own venue and at the Civic Museum, organised to coincide with the opening of Transart Festival.

On Thursday 7 September at 8 pm, the artist duo ISLANDS SONGS (Nicolas Perret & Silvia Ploner) are opening their first Italian exhibition in the context of a collaboration between ar/ge kunst and Transart, and as a precursor to a new project they are developing with these two institutions for 2018.

The artist duo ISLANDS SONGS (Nicolas Perret & Silvia Ploner) are opening their first Italian exhibition in the context of a collaboration between ar/ge kunst and Transart, and as a precursor to a new project by ISLANDS SONGS and these two institutions in 2018.
The exhibition develops along the lines of two distinct works, Nýey and All Depends on the Sun, which enter into a dialogue on the common theme of sound research and its potential impact on science and the human imagination. Nýey tells the story of Surtsey, a volcanic island that emerged off the coast of Iceland in 1963 and whose unique native ecosystem has made it the subject of regular scientific documentation and sound monitoring. Meanwhile, the subject of All Depends on the Sun are the attempts by scientists to describe the sounds of the Northern Lights; an often experienced phenomenon for which science is yet to produce any evidence.

ISLAND SONGS will be presenting the premiere of their performance Stellar Surf at the opening of Transart. This electro-acoustic experiment takes its cues from radio frequencies captured in the skies above Bolzano and from VLF sounds recorded for All Depends on the Sun.


With kind support from:
The Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Department of Culture
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bolzano
City of Bolzano, Department of Culture

Opening hours
10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays.
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