The sounds emitted by the kinetic artworks in the Alviani’s collection were recorded and then played back in headphones to create an installation that focuses on the viewer’s sensory alienation and conceptual missing of the original works, evoked only by their sounds. This is a project of “sound art” in almost an etymological sense, or rather “sound of art”.
The idea of recording the sounds emitted by the electric motors and worn gears of the artworks comes from the awareness that those sounds were only inevitable results of the dynamics of those kinetic artworks. The acoustic approach unveils therefore a new hermeneutic sense: this collection of sounds represents a perfect metaphor for the soundscape of Modernism, deeply and incessantly defined by gears and motors
Recordings from the works by: Giovanni Anceschi, Marina Apollonio, Alberto Biasi, Davide Boriani, Pol Bury, Gianni Colombo, Gabriele De Vecchi, Jean Tinguely, Grazia Varisco.