Statement

«always on the swaying scales of balance»
R. M. Rilke

My works combine sound and visual arts with a thorough conceptual research and are defined by a transversal method and an essential aesthetic. The creative impulse comes as a reaction to the huge amount of data surrounding us. I subtract, isolate and rework the preexisting matter in search of a new semantic system. I try to stimulate the observer’s engagement by subtly altering their perception. The silence, acoustic resonance and imperceptible sound variations in space and matter are the core of my sonic practice. I focus on fragments and marginal elements of architecture, recording the simple geometry of light, away from preset information and superstructures. I investigate the relationship between space and perception through photography, sculpture and sound.

Critical texts

A Breath of Eternity / Un souffle d’éternité
critical text by D. Moulon for the solo show Ad libitum at Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris 2021
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Michele Spanghero
artist’s profile by C. Biasini Selvaggi and V. Catricalà in the book Art and Technology in the Third Millennium. Landscapes and Protagonists, Electa, 2020
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Michele Spanghero – Pebbles
text by S. Piva from the catalogue Premio InSesto, 2019
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Michele Spanghero
monographic catalogue published by EAP, 2018
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Michele Spanghero
review by R. Venturi on «Artforum International Magazine», summer 2018, vol. 56, n. 10
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Michele Spanghero – Monologues
text by G. Gastaldon from the catalogue Punto Fermo, 2018
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Ad lib. discreet machine requiem
review by M. Marangoni on “Neural Magazine” issue n.56, 2017
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Best of 2016
Miglior Giovane Artista Italiano
on artribune.com 2017
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Ad libitum
monographic catalogue published by TRA, 2016
texts by C. Ianeselli, S. Poggianella, R. Grosso, L. Bobbini, A. Avila, M.S. Pavan, S. Boscolo, E. Danesin
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Spacing – a book on Studies on the Density of White
published by Multiplo, 2016
texts by S. Conta and S. Coletto
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Monologues, monographic catalogue published by Colonos, 2014
texts by A. Bertani, S. Pratali Maffei with an interview by S. Conta
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Monologues
text by G.M. Miniussi for the solo show at Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin 2014
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Empty Matters
text by M. Wischnewski for the solo show at Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin 2012
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Ouverture
text by D. Capra for the solo show w. M. Tajariol, svernissage, 2014
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Desirable Myopia
text by D. Capra for the solo show Exhibition Rooms at Artericambi, Verona 2010
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WYSIWYG. What You See Is What You Get
text by D. Capra for the solo show Translucide at Factory-Art, Trieste 2009
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Staticamente in bilico
text by M. Spanghero for the group show Interlocutori dell’imperfetto, 2011
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Topophonie
text by D. Capra for the solo show at festival Comodamente, 2011
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Desmodrone
text by D. Capra, 2011
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Listening Is Making Sense
text by S. Conta for the solo show at Casabianca, 2010
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Spectator Is a Worker, TinaB festival, group show, 2010
catalogue excerpt text by D. Capra
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Figure Ipotetiche, group show, 2010
catalogue excerpt text by F. Mazzonelli
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Michele Spanghero
text by E. Pezzetta for the group show Palinsesti Licof, 2009
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Il faut être absolument moderne
text by M. Maioni for the group show Fruz03, 2008
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Segnali video
text by E. Marras for the group show SIGNAL, 2007
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Interviews

Michele Spanghero all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi, con ‘Ad lib.’, interview by D. Moulon on exibart.com 2021
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Michele Spanghero, interview by A. Ludovico on «Neural» Magazine issue 66, 2020
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Michele Spanghero, interview by V. Pierozzi on Sonic Soundscape 2020
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Interview with Michele Spanghero on untitledv.com 2020
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Five questions for Michele Spanghero, interview on Forme Uniche Magazine 2019
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Il suono del silenzio. Michele Spanghero e i teatri vuoti. interview by H. Marsala on artribune.com 2017
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Suono e materia, interview by F. Colle on julietartmagazine.com 2016
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The Lymph of Sound, interview by S. Gesualdi on «La Freccia magazine» December, 2016
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Michele Spanghero, interview by F. Angelucci on «Insideart» n.104, 2015
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Quando la soundart ci restituisce Pasolini, interview by S. Conta on Espoarte.net 2015
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Monologues, interview by S. Conta on exibart 2014
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Talent Zoom Michele Spanghero, interview by A. Zanchetta on «exibart.onpaper» n.77, 2012
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Michele Spanghero, interview by S. Conta on «confine international art magazine» n.24, 2011
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Michele Spanghero, interview by S. Soldera on «Duemila» magazine march, 2014
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Così il silenzio ci parla, interview by F. Marchesich on «Zeno», 2009
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