On Wednesday, December 7, 2005, CAMERE/CHAMBERS opens at RAM radioartemobile.
It is a comprehensive event that unites installations by artists Jannis Kounellis, Sol Lewitt and Franz West with various sound experiences in the premises that also house the headquarters of the Sound Art Museum.
Kounellis impresses the public with his application of paint on a mountain of fabrics; Sol Lewitt delineates the outline of Swiss mountain peaks with the primary colours that characterise his wall drawings, while Alvin Lucier’s rarefied musical compositions diffuse the environment; Franz West and Tamuna Sirbiladze inhabit the space with slight reinterpretations of interior decoration; they are accompanied by music by Philip Quehenberger that almost reaches a cacophony of sound (the piece is performed live by two artists).
Each artist uses his own “Chamber” as a place in which to assert identity; at the same time, each chamber is an instrument in a larger concert that suggests a smooth co-existence, a quality of chamber concerts and a significant tradition reminded to us by the texts of Daniele Pieroni and Riccardo Giagni.
For the occasion, Alberto Garutti has created a radiolocation consisting of a table and chairs that glow in the dark, almost to highlight the enchanted atmosphere and the peculiarity of the event.
Wall Drawing: 730 Zug Mountains, 1993
music by Alvin Lucier
Benedetta al Bagno, 2005
con TAMUNA SIRBILADZE
Benedetta al Mare, 2005
music by Philip Quehenberger