two computers, four books
3 days sound performance
BABEL, Contemporary Locus, Former Church of S. Michele all’Arco - achive of Angelo May Library Bergame, IT - 2016
Francisco Goya’s "The sleep of reason produces monsters" is a part of a series of allegorical, satirical and humorous drawings having human vices and miseries as subjects. The appropriation of this
title, in this case, serves to represent a series of heterogeneous collections which, not only take to extremes the idea of contemporary allegory, but also bring to light compulsions, obsessive repetitions and claustrophobic accumulations typical of our society.
tsorpm #5 explores the aesthetic, conceptual and rhythmic potential of sound repetition through the computer / performer. Starting from an idea of classification, I decomposed the entire lexical structure of a novel "Le château des destins croisée" (including punctuation), ordering all the words contained. Then I reorganized these words into chapters based on their occurrence in the text. Finally, I published a new book which is read by two computers. The double reading is not synchronized but shifted
by 30 minutes. During the cross-reading, the text underwent a slow and relentless semantic degradation. Words were reduced to their original condition of Sound through their repetition. Thus, their onomatopoeic potential was revealed and, while the repetition marked time, the rhythmic and obsessive sound interacted ans invaded the space.