mardi 21 juillet 2020
vendredi 10 juillet 2020
mercredi 22 avril 2020
Joël Hubaut, Fist Noise, detail, pencil and ink on paper, 2011
opera for voices, dead electronics & video, 69'
from 04.23.2020, h.12:00 - to 04.24.2020, h.12:00
on the new studioconcreto website that will be activated in conjunction with the event
Frédéric Acquaviva (b.1967, FR), sound artist and composer of experimental music, since 1990 has explored the relation between voice and language, sound and meaning, constantly overcoming convention and formats. In 2019 he composed ANTIPODES, opera for voices, electronics, videos, and possible actions (with Joël Hubaut, Dorothy Iannone and Loré Lixenberg). It is a kind of sound paraphrase that reminds the narrative division of the Divine Comedy (Hell-Purgatory-Paradise), and in this work Acquaviva becomes the mediator of the research of the artist and poet Joël Hubaut (b.1947, FR). Since the early 1970s, Hubaut has developed a reflection on art and societies focused on epidemics and contamination, and has constructed a rhizome-like process of signs and "epidemic writing" that has invaded all kinds of support, object, body, or place.
ANTIPODES, a "pre-Covid" work that in the current situation gains the value of a premonition, has the function of a schizophrenic diegesis. We trace this diegesis both in the words and in the sections that characterise the work: they bring us to a fragmented reading of data, and the work switches between screenshots and long visual pauses, made by the three colours that symbolically identify the phases of the narration. ANTIPODES is not a consolatory composition, it hardly comes to entertain. Quite the opposite, it broadens the sensory tenets into a drift of serendipity. This drift subverts the temporal character of listening under the pressure of words, "stroboscopic" images and sounds that establish a direct relation with the body.
The presentation text written by Frédéric Acquaviva for the event is clearly pointing out the relation between words and visual representation as a generative action of an extensible process. The text is an invitation to take part in the ANTIPODES experiment, presented in loop for 24 hours in the new web platform of studioconcreto, a buffer access space that we have chosen to name exscenario. Moreover, with ANTIPODES we have launched a series of artistic interventions in which we would explore the centrality of the desktop, a space that in this moment, more than ever, becomes a space for relations, information, work, and learning.
The online platform exscenario is financed by the project Scuola Popolare - sei performance di parola tra le architetture INA-Casa, a project that won the prize "Creative Living Lab - II Edizione" (2019) of the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity and Urban Regeneration.
mercredi 25 mars 2020
mercredi 26 février 2020
LIEN /B R O U T I N
Second edition, enriched with unpublished photos and works, printed in 20 copies, of which 5 are numbered and signed by the author.
The first edition was published by the Editions de Cluny in 1991 on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Galerie de Paris, Paris, 1991
An edition composed of 80 pages, size 21 x 21 cm, cover paperback, binding staple bound.
Numbered copy 50 €, standard copy (on demand) 30 €.
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samedi 25 janvier 2020
lundi 20 janvier 2020
2020 will be my 30th years of composing music and many exciting things are already planned over the year starting with :
- my new record, a QR code record without record limited edition at 120 copies, "ANTIPODES", my new 69 minutes opera for voices (Joël Hubaut - who also wrote the text -, Dorothy Iannone and Loré Lixenberg), dead electronics and video (distributed by Les Presses du Réel / Souffle Continu / Lecointre et Drouet)
- mentions of my artist book "Musique Pédagogique" in the ZKM "Sound Art" Anthology (MIT, 2020)
- and the good news of the Beinecke Library (Yale University) purchasing 4 multiples, 25 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 hybrid record and 6 books
more detailed news on
all best, F"