with Lucien Gaudion and Guillaume Stagnaro
EXHIBITION WAVE WAYS
LUCIEN GAUDION AND GUILLAUME STAGNARO
OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 STARTING AT 8PM., GALLERY HLADILNICA, PEKARNA CULTURAL CENTRE, MARIBOR (SLO)
Visit of the exhibition guided by the artists and on appointment on Thursday July 25 and Friday July 26 (phone: +38640617673)
The association OTTO-PROD warmly invites you to discover the works of artists Lucien Gaudion and Guillaume Stagnaro, realized in the framework of the art production program Working Holidays 2013 in the city of Maribor. For this spécial duo show entitled Wave Ways, the artists propose an original activation of their latest creations in the space of the Gallery Hladilnica.
«Tique» (”Tick“) is a body of electronic devices able to switch on and off elements of an electrical system, developed during the residence by the artist Guillaume Stagnaro as a viral communication pattern. In the context of this exhibition the artist presents the installation «Fluorescent Umwelt» by plugging these units on the existing gallery’s electrical system. This programmed environment of twenty one inter-communicating fluorescent lights enforces a mode of transmission revealed by electrical interferences through the space lighting as a the first kind of symptom. Other modes of propagation are further developed through sound and visual experiences within the body of works by Lucien Gaudion, specifically through «Demi-Cercle» (”Half-Circle“), an architectural assemblage of sound speakers describing the curve of a half circular sound trajectory. A first sound impulse spins around the thirteen surrounding elements of the arch, revealling its complete circular shape by an elliptical and exponential acceleration of its speed. The artist carries on his sound experiments with the work «Anechoïc Mandala»: a mural implantation of earplugs which follows a pictural and generative pattern as an expending deaf spot counteracting the echo in the space. This contemplative state of silence leads to «Géologie Sonore» (”Sound Geology“), a graphical adaptation of the eponymous sound composition by Bernard Parmeggiani, reformulated by the artist as a spectograph shaping audio peacks as many crests of a sound landscape.