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AUDIBLE FORMS


MUSIC, NOISE, SYNESTHESIA

 

Broadcast exclusively on ikonoTV on

THURSDAYS + SUNDAYS at 9pm
Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time


In December 2016 on Internet stream, SmartTV app, Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV.
Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand


ARTISTS

William Kentridge - Ei Wada - Mikhail Basov & Natalia Basova - Ulrike Haage - Mounir Fatmi - Adel Abadin - Jaan Toomik - Romy Pocztaruk - Feng Cheng - Pierce Warnecke - Mateo Amaral - Thorsten Fleisch - Neil Harbisson - Carlotta Piccinini - Daniel Schwarz & Davide Cairo

 

The special program Audible Forms focuses on the use, representation and visualization of music in contemporary art, bringing together both synaesthetic and non-synaesthetic approaches with a particular focus on video works. The title quotes the homonymous work by Italian artist
Michele Spanghero.

The first part of Audible Forms brings together works employing instruments and sound techniques in an experimental or metaphorical manner. Berlin-based composer Ulrike Haage’s work “Between Sound and Silence” (2013) explores the particular sound of the monastery Lüne in Lüneburg, with a poetic interplay of sound and image. Russian artists Mikhail Basov and Natalia Basova’s silent work “Film for Imaginary Music” (2014), shows an old vinyl disc incessantly rolling along the shore, driven by an invisible external force. In Romy Pocztaruk’s “Suite Transbrasil” (2011), an old phonograph inside a fish tank plays Omar Fontoura’s composition, especially created for the unveiling of the Trans-Amazonian Highway in 1972. The program also features works by Adel Abidin, Mounir Fatmi, William Kentridge and Jaan Toomik.


The second part of Audible Forms focuses on synaesthetic techniques and the visualization of music. NY-based artist Neil Harbisson was born colorblind and is the first person in the world who has an antenna implanted in his head which allows him to listen to colours by transforming chromatic shades into specific tunes. His work “Sonochromatic Music Scale” (2011) introduces us to his peculiar way of seeing colors exclusively through sounds. Mateo Amaral’s ongoing project “Una Piedra Negra” is a digital animation in the form of experimental abstraction, ranging from science fiction, noise and psychedelia. Pierce Warnecke’s work explores the hidden, frantic life of inanimate objects by experimenting with abstract manipulation of sounds and images (“Silent Light Reveals the Unreal”, 2016). Audible Forms also includes works by Thorsten Fleisch, Carlotta Piccinini, and Daniel Schwarz & Davide Cairo.

 

Curated by Vanina Saracino


 

 


December 2016

ENHANCED VISION

MICHELE SPANGHERO

OLD MASTERS

MADONNA

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November 2016

NATURAL HABITATS

ART SPEAKS OUT

OLD MASTERS

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BOSCH

OTO HUDEC


October 2016

DIGITAL VERTIGO

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PALE BLUE DOT

THE FALL OF ICARUS

The First Human Born In Space


September 2016

DANCING DURING THE "BELLE EPOQUE"

24H VIDEO DANCE

FRANCESCA LEONI AND DAVIDE MASTRANGELO

THE BODY ENHANCED

MARIA CASTELLANOS AND ALBERTO VALVERDE


August 2016

OPEN CALL ART SPEAKS OUT

ANGE LECCIA

LARS JAN

ART SPEAKS OUT

24H SPECIAL "THIS IS WATER"

THIS IS WATER


July 2016

TRAILER JULY

HYPER REALITY

24H SPECIAL

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

KENTRIDGE ON DEMAND

SPECIAL: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE


June 2016

SETS, STRUCTURES, RELATIONS

SERGIO BELINCHON

TCHOBAN FOUNDATION

TRIBUTE TO ZAHA HADID

JOHN CONSTABLE

ARCHITECTURE SPECIAL


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