Soundbite (On the ‘Tightrope’ without Net).
Ambient and immersive multimedia installation produced with paper, electronic audio devices and ambient sound.
The rope has been braided with the toilet paper and pulp core of Heisenberg’s The Uncertainty Principle, overlaid with historical documents, personal documents and clippings from philosophical texts (Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Marx, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Foucault). The subtle vibrations of the string come from a digital sound system assembled inside that plays an edited audio -with famous speeches and addresses of well-known censors and other distorted sounds- about “The Ride of the Valkyries”, by R. Wagner.
Soundbite (On the ‘Tightrope’ without a net) 2023, is an environmental multimedia installation made with paper and electronic audio devices. It is inspired by the phenomenon of string theory and The Rope of Life, a Buddhist tale. The work consists of a tight rope of more than 11 meters long, whose core has been braided in toilet paper and pulp from Heisenberg’s The Uncertainty Principle. It has been covered with personal documents, historical documents and clippings of philosophical texts (Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Marx, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Foucault). It is set, internally, with the vibrations resulting from distorted sounds and fragments of historical speeches edited on the leitmotiv of The Ride of the Balkirias, taken from The Fall of the Gods, monumental Wagnerian opera that closes the tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung, a heroic and mythological story with which the German intellectual questions the decadence of the iron political model established in Europe as a consequence of the 1st Industrial Revolution (16th-17th century). XVI-XVII).
String theory (one of the scientific theses that offers the greatest prospects of unification to cover and which, paradoxically, has caused more splits among experts in the world, even generating schisms with various antagonistic factions within the same line of research) does not cease to be, in my opinion, extremely striking and illustrative of the paranoid efforts to cover, at all costs, the undemanding expectations of a society always “open” to whatever comes, which is, moreover, a paradigmatic example of the tension and the deep ideological polarization that characterizes us as a post epoch.