In a tribute to John Cage, the project Post Elettronica has investigated the territories of the “post-electronic” experimentation revealing Cage’s contemporary inheritance and presenting artists who share a dramatic and gestural use of new technologies.
Hybrid works that combine music, video, performance, sculpture, sound, noise become vocabularies of a composite language in which the management of advanced software is combined with the artefact in an attempt to dissolve the conceptual approach towards the involvement of the viewer.
The interaction between visual arts and music, between movement and music has become the subject of an original investigation, that aimed at presenting an overview of contemporary experiences marked by new forms of experimentation.
Les Souliers (The Shoes) by French artist Arno Fabre transformed the foyer of the Stazione Leopolda into a theatre/square with their “concert” of automata. Retro style and technology came together in this evocative and ironic “mechanical ballet”.
The rhythms of Fabre’s shoes were echoed by the mechanical hamming of the installation by Swiss artist Zimoun with his animated walls. Hundreds of rods, each connected to a motor that gave them an oscillatory motion, invite to experience the physical dimension of the sound.
The project continued in the Spazio Alcatraz with performances and installations.