GARAGESUBLIME

2016 environment

sound-absorbing floor tiles, digital print on synthetic silk, laminated wood and fir slats, urethane coating on foam rubber, iPod, speakers 31’05’’ – on loop

Solo show at Dimora Artica, Milan.

This work starts from a track realized sampling a fragment of Barnett Newman’s “The Sublime is Now” read by a text-to-speech software and then processed in Garageband (Apple devices’ default music production app) following composer Steve Reich’s “phasing” method. Two seminal landmarks that had been fundamental to the birth and development of Minimalism, treated in a deeply amateurish do-it-yourself process of appropriation, create nonetheless perfect ambient music. I have then designed the perfect environment in which to listen to this music.

Listen to the track here.