sabato 7 maggio 2011

Alessandro Librio - Palermo in Venice

EB&Flow present ‘Palermo in Venice’ by Alessandro Librio at the Venice
Biennale 2011 EB&Flow is delighted to present 'Palermo in Venice' an audio and video installation created by the Italian artist Alessandro Librio. The project consists of a sound landscape adorning the city of Venice as if it were a dress that the city wears. The installation will bring to the city the only element that is present in all of the cities of the world except for Venice: traffic.

The soundscape of Palermo, the city with most traffic and sound pollution in Italy will be streamed live onto the streets of Venice, played to the city through a series of speakers distributed over a 24 hour period.

The soundscape will then be mixed with the surrounding sounds of Venice and will be
streamed back live to Palermo in the Albergo Delle Povere alongside a video stream
of public reactions Venice. This culmination will also be simultaneously transmitted live to an exhibition at EB&Flow gallery in London.

About the artist Alessandro Librio was born in Sicily in 1982 and now lives in London. Librio is a sound artist whose work explores the interaction between art, music and video.

Using live performance and video installations, Librio creates projects which stem from the idea of creating a soundscape using buildings. Orientated towards improvisation, he has collaborated with diverse individuals such as Patti Smith, Michael Moore, Fred Frith, Mike Cooper, Michael Vatcher, Gino Robair and Alvin Curran.

About EB&Flow EB&Flow provides a platform to exhibit and support contemporary artists in London. The gallery occupies a converted print works across two floors in the heart of Shoreditch. Established by Margherita Berloni and Nathan Engelbrecht, at the core of EB&Flow’s ethos is the aim to build long term relationships with artists from a formative stage in their career and as their practice develops. Another founding principle is to increase access to the visual arts by running an education programme on collecting as well as artists’ professional development, artists’ talks
and guest curated projects.

EB&Flow present Palermo in Venice by Alessandro Librio

Exhibition dates and times: Saturday 4 June 2011 from 5am for 24 hours

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