Movimentosordo Project at Teatro de l'Attrito, Imperia (IT) 2/3/4 october 2015
Fausto Balbo works in music and sound.
For years he has been building sculptures incorporating audio elements,
but his real interest lies in the study of spontaneous otoacoustic
emission, using D.P.O.A.E. (Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission).
Carlos Ferrando i Bellés, Spanish by birth but Italian by adoption,
after a brief period of experimentation in addition to exploring the
use of ceramic as a means of expression, has been developing an
unusual, original artistic language through the decontextualization of
photography. The encounter between Fausto and Carlos brought the
MOVIMENTOSORDO project into existence. Sound and image: two different
but parallel worlds. Movimentosordo takes us up to a new wavelength:
the Apocalypse in Werner Herzog’s desert could be the starting-point
where Fausto Balbo’s acoustic emissions meet Carlos’s surreal visions.
They are like two druids in an Aleph tale by Borges: after living many
lives and learning as many languages, they express themselves by means
a new way of “speaking,” breaking free of all existing constraints.
Movimentosordo cannot really be associated with anything, except,
Albenga Corsara, by Alfredo Sgarlato. read
Movimentosordo Project at Eleutheros Gallery, Albissola Marina (IT), 13 september/11 october 2014
The event featuring Fausto Balbo and Carlos Ferrando i Bellés
exemplifies the empirical curiosity of pure experimentation. Their
“photographic sculptures with infrasound” are shown with images that
fuse into their resonant frequencies and are in turn surrounded by
them. Onlookers who pause in front of the exhibit are enveloped by
their sound while they observe the visual interactions created by means
of the video displays. This creates a “new language of seeing and
hearing,” involving a dual scenario (image and sound) in which several
levels of perception are involved. The installation creates a highly
evocative atmosphere, stripped of the most immediate and superficial
emotions. An atmosphere of primeval beauty, a space inhabited and
contextualized by art, in which the experience is based on synaesthetic
materialization, subtly interpreted by our own senses, objectively
concrete through its physical presence. Objectivity is provided by the
dynamic results that the elements generate in the individual, creating
a unique personal story for every observer. The experiential event
enhances the awareness of one’s sensorial dimension, and it represents
an important opportunity for reflection on the need to expand the
theoretical canons of the overall area of aesthetics.
Albenga Corsara, by Alfredo Sgarlato. Read
Translated by: Henry Neuteboom