(eidolon) 3 illustrations for voice
Dario D'Aronco, Michiko Hirayama
28 September – 20 October 2013
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti
(eidolon) 3 illustrations for voice is an installation by Dario D’Aronco which, starting from the work of the composer Giacinto Scelsi, avails itself of the collaboration with Michiko Hirayama, performer on which Scelsi shaped his music for voice. During the opening Hirayama will perform live interacting with the installation in De Vleeshal.
Using records obtained from the vocal improvisation by Hirayama, D’Aronco creates a track conceived at first as in a dialogue with Hirayama herself, and then transformed in the exhibition as a live performance.
Through the figure of Michiko Hirayama the artist recalls the thoughts that distinguished the entire work of Scelsi, as it was for most of the composers and artists of its age, right after the Second World War: they intended art as a mean to create a 'new world' and as an augmentation of a human being by the use of technology.
A thought that became more radical by bringing the Form to a zero grade, obtained with the consistent use of technology, on one hand, and with the research of an ancestral shape, on the other, which anticipate the meaning intended as a description.
A publication with a text by Lorenzo Benedetti has been realized by Cura documents the project.
The exhibition is made in collaboration with Fondazione Volume and Fondazione Scelsi in Rome, and supported by the Istituto di Cultura Italiano of Amsterdam.