curated by Threes Productions, with the support of Kadmonia, SHAPE, Creative Europe
Theirs is a project that reflects on the relationship between collective and individual memory through the significance and monumental value of bells.
For a long time, the sound of bells has had the societal task of regulating the habits of local communities, symbolically imprinting itself on the collective imagination. After the two world wars, bells were forged in Europe to celebrate peace. With no small irony, it was precisely the cannons of armies that were reused as a resource for the bronze, making the monumental bell an interesting crossroads of meanings. “Glaring Sounds” is a performance, consisting of an installation and a musical score developed from audio recordings of war bells. Using analog reverberations and tape loops, the work invites the audience to confront a chasing melody, which is never completed. The composition activates a mnemonic mechanism: the sounds spread through space addressing individuals and the community. Since 2019 Filippo Vogliazzo and Marta De Pascalis have been working on the mechanisms of memory generated by sound, and on music as a key to access deep memories. Sound is a bridge between what is real and what is not: while being completely ethereal, just like memories, it influences our perception of ourselves and our surroundings.