Installation at Cable Factory 21. – 24.10.2010
Alexandre Del Torchio (FR)
Silence is Sexy 1.1
With this device, I place the spectator in the heart of a sensory and mental experience, which acts directly on its marks. The spectator meets himself in a stuffy and isolated space (the anechoic room), a situation which he provoked but does not control. He is in the wait and the discovery, in a black and restricted space limiting his movements. Brilliant flashes don’t return him the sense of the view but on the contrary, it is “blinded” by too much light as it is by too much black.
Working with visuals and sound, my work is about the environment, whether distant or close. With suspended moments and thresholds to be crossed, it creates a kind of ‘floating world’ where the perceived reality suggests another space, other states of consciousness. I try to create spaces that provoke fantasies by referencing cinema, literature, science and technology, art and live music.
Production: le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains © 2009