R-12 Dvina

light and sound installation (2009)
car lights, 4 channels audio system
(dimensions variable, 8min. 16sec. loop)

R-12 Dvina

«R-12 Dvina is a site-specific installation for this exhibition. It recreates the acoustic space of a bunker of the missiles base in Zeltini (Aluksne region, North Latvia), where, in such a reverberating space, Spanghero has played his instrument.

The quadraphonic installation in the exhibition tries to be as close as possible to the acoustic situation found in the bunker. R-12 Dvina reprises its title from the Soviet missiles that were formerly stored in the bunker. It only presents the remains of the existing frescos in the castle’s room, lit by two car lights that allude to Spanghero’s car lights which had been switched on to lighten the abandoned bunker.»

Emanuela Pezzetta (from exhibition’s catalogue)