UNTITLED (From No Part Of Me Could I Summon A Voice)
2′ 31”  - 2012

Sandro Botticelli, Chart of Hell, 1480-95

Sandro Botticelli, Chart of Hell, 1480-95

 

Untitled (From No Part Of Me Could I Summon A Voice), the work you will present during Helicotrema, is ‘an audio track made by the continuous overlaying of the same file’. Can you say something about this piece and its genesis?

Untitled is a leak of sounds. A wince of wings, of voices, of wind, of thunder. A spiral turned into the hell. A Dante’s circle. A vertigo. A vortex. A chasm. Possessed. Blazing. It forces to goggle the eyes. It raises all from the ground.

The audio track is obtained by the continuous overlaying of the same file, changing the beginning of few tenths of second. The original piece titled From No Part Of Me Could I Summon A Voice is taken by Colin Stetson’s album New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges.

The effect is comparable to a series of drawings, made on tracing paper, slightly displaced from each other; the general meaning of the figure isn’t lost, but a sort of tremor, vibration, out of focus, appears inside it.

It seems a process of accelerated aging, a loss of definition, a portrait of the internal molecular activity. There is something mad in it. Something grainy, vaguely hypnotic, highly dense.

 

Can you explain the title of the piece?

The title of the original track is quoted in brackets.

 

Can you talk about the use of sound in relation to your artistic works?

Frequencies, vibrations, resonances, echoes, reverberations, deafness.