The space Assab in Milan consecrates an evening to the aesthetics of noise with the project «Un Rumore Bianco. Frequenze e Visioni della Penisola», curated by Andrea Bruciati.The project is an exploration of Italy’s artistic output over this past decade linked to sound and its sensorial implications. The incipit is the very definition of «White Noise» characterised by the absence of periodicity over time and the continual breadth throughout the spectrum of frequency.
In real life, a white noise cannot be visualized because there is no such thing. As is the case with many of the works on exhibit, we stand in front of an aporia or an impasse. The exploration was carried out through traces synesthesia in which even silence and pauses focalize upon areas that are only apparently empty. They are new, in the sense that Italian artistic output attests to a coherent line.
It is almost as if the ideologies of Benedetto Croce and Duchamp’s readymade art have found an improbable common ground. We can perceive a significant and original line of research in those elaborations which have met with success on a quality level. Thanks to the presence of a substantial number of works and artists, we are able to grasp the articulation and wealth of an artistic production featuring the most diverse morphological traits, revealing an expressive vitality rarely seen in other areas of interest as well as a potential which has only been partially explored thus far.
Hypothesizing a mould that is both conceptual and Neo-Dadaist, the white noise exhibit also spotlights Milan’s role as founder and host of a European workshop located at the heart of experimentation and research linked to sensorial frequencies found in visual art, as confirmed by the exhibit’s protective gods: Luigi Russolo, John Cage and Giuseppe Chiari who, each in their own way, found fertile cultural terrain in Milan that enabled them to develop and diffuse their most impressive efforts. (from the press release)
«Un Rumore Bianco. Frequenze e Visioni della Penisola [A White Noise. Frequencies and Visions from the Peninsula]», curated by Andrea Bruciati ASSAB ONE (Milan), opening: October 1st, 9p.m., LIVE with Antonio Barletta, Marco Bernacchia, Davide Bertocchi, Enrico Boccioletti, Roberto Fassone, Francesco Fonassi, Ryts Monet, Lorenzo Morri. Exhibition: 02 – 31.10.2014. Artists: Mario Airò, Meris Angioletti, Antonio Barletta, Riccardo Benassi, Marco Bernacchia, Davide Bertocchi, Enrico Boccioletti, Guido Canziani Jona, Gabriele De Santis, Sara Enrico, Roberto Fassone, Francesco Fonassi, Anna Franceschini, Riccardo Giacconi, Francesca Grilli, Giorgio Guidi, Diego Marcon, Maurizio Mercuri, Ryts Monet, Liliana Moro, Lorenzo Morri, Donato Piccolo, Agne Raceviciute, Michele Spanghero, Elisa Strinna, Luca Trevisani, Void.Artisti: Mario Airò, Meris Angioletti, Antonio Barletta, Riccardo Benassi, Marco Bernacchia, Davide Bertocchi, Enrico Boccioletti, Guido Canziani Jona, Gabriele De Santis, Sara Enrico, Roberto Fassone, Francesco Fonassi, Anna Franceschini, Riccardo Giacconi, Francesca Grilli, Giorgio Guidi, Diego Marcon, Maurizio Mercuri, Ryts Monet, Liliana Moro, Lorenzo Morri, Donato Piccolo, Agne Raceviciute, Michele Spanghero, Elisa Strinna, Luca Trevisani, Void. La mostra partecipa a Milano Cuore d’Europa, il palinsesto culturale multidisciplinare promosso dal Comune di Milano dedicato all’identità europea della nostra città anche attraverso le figure e i movimenti che, con la propria storia e la propria produzione artistica, hanno contribuito a costruirne la cittadinanza europea e la dimensione culturale.The exhibit is part of the Milano Cuore d’Europa programme. This multi-disciplinary palimpsest promoted by the Municipality of Milan is dedicated to our city’s European identity through (among other aspects) outstanding artists and cultural movements along with its own artistic output. All of which have contributed to building Europe’s people and its cultural dimension.
images (1 cover) Francesca Grilli, Oro, 2011, still from video (2) Maurizio Mercuri, Aura, 2002/2014, still from video, courtesy Zero Gallery, Milan (3) Roberto Fassone, Red Light Green Light (project P.S.P.S.), 2014, still from video (4) Meris Angioletti, Dit de trois vifs et de trois mort, 2012, tapestry, 187 x 251 cm, courtesy of the Artist and SCHLEICHER/LANGE, Berlin.