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Iginio de Luca

Iailat, 2018

from Thu 1 Feb to Fri 30 Mar | Sound Corner
Sound Corner It is a permanent sound installation in the interstitial space of the architecture of the Auditorium with a periodical monthly schedule where curators, artists and institutions will be invited to propose sound works by different artists. These works will then be included in the Auditorium Sound Archive on line.

Back in 1906, in Il tragico quotidiano Giovanni Papini wrote: “To see the ordinary world in a non-ordinary way: this is the real dream of the imagination.” And this is precisely what Iginio De Luca does with his sound installation for the Sound Corner: he takes an execution of the Italian national hymn (the one directed by Daniel Harding for the 2010 New Year's Concert at the Fenice theatre in Venice), and expands it to the point of making it unrecognizable, turning it into something new. Through this simple operation, the artist impels us to set our ears – rather than eyes – on something we know so well (and have heard so many times!) that we have never really listened to it. “Fratelli d'Italia” is thus transformed from an upbeat march into a tragic and extensive, mournful and tragic, soundscape. Here a wide range of interpretations become possible. Paradoxically, sound acquires an unexpected visual and imaginative power. We get to perfectly perceive the slow forward march... of a people? Of an idea? It is as though sounds from the hereafter were struggling to emerge out of a mire. It is almost impossible to rediscover the original rhythm. The same concept is to be found in the title, Lailat, which is in fact an anagram of Italy: the elements that make up the word – and the piece of music – are all there but are arranged (or distorted) in such a way as to prove indecipherable. The question then emerges: is unity still possible? (That of Italy?)




 
Silvano Manganaro
presents

Iginio de Luca
Iailat, 2018
20’
from Thu 1 Feb to Fri 30 Mar | Sound Corner
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