Musik für Null
Benzeholz, space for contemporary art Meggen / Lucerne
25 April to 24 May 2009
Luigi Archetti "musik für null"
The composition "Music for Zero" by Luigi Archetti encompasses the entire room in terms of sound. The oval sign of a zero, together with a loudspeaker, creates an image of zero. In the attic, a single note is taken from a guitar lying on the floor for 45 minutes. The timelessness of the stationary sound is overlaid by the momentary nature of two video works: the image of a soap bubble as the epitome of a fleeting phenomenon and the cut-out of two hands constantly forming anew. The images and sounds are not directly coordinated, rather the coincidences, such as the impression that the hands are producing the sound, only arise in perception. Archetti's photographs from the "Backstage" series, some of which are on display on the ground floor, show that it is precisely these unpredictable coincidences that are important to his work. The pictures were taken by the artist on his tours and do not show what is happening on stage, but rather side scenes such as the tangled cables associated with electronic music, the empty garden furniture before or after a party or the casualness of a heel.
Annamira Joachim, curator, Benzeholz, space for contemporary art Meggen