photo by Leonie Lomann & Davide Tidoni
This exhibition focuses on the intimate relationship between “inside” and “outside” as sound passes across and through adjacent spaces.

Developed as a site-specific work in an empty apartment, the exhibition features multiple installations which emphasize the acoustic relationships and ‘dialogues’ between different rooms, a balcony and a courtyard. There are microphones transmitting both environmental and contact sounds from one space into another; loudspeakers also play back recordings of slow-walks that have previously been performed in the space.

This work is intended to produce a sense of presence, communication, and interrelation, ideally resulting in a contemplative orientation towards the site. The otherwise vacant state of the apartment combined with the low playback volumes requires focus and attention, inviting viewers to linger and observe.

Only one person was allowed to view the exhibition at a time.

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This series of works explores themes of corporeality, in relation to sound production and audition, touch, and loss. The loudspeakers, microphones, enclosures, and membranes presented in this exhibition are in varying states of disrepair; most are no longer capable of producing sound and thus are poignant objects for meditation on impermanence, bodily frailty, and death. Each of these corpses bear visible marks of violence, traces of past collisions and other wounds which emphatetically encourage viewers to visualize this encounter and the consequential loss of capacity.

See more documentation about the overall project: whensoundends.davidetidoni.name/