Stefanie Egedy
Fénis (AO), Valle d'Aosta

Stefanie Egedy (São Paulo, Brazil, 1996) lives and works in Berlin. Through her research she investigates sound and composes conceptual pieces, music pieces and electronic music. She focuses on research with low frequency sounds, bodies and subwoofers. Egedy ranges from installations to sound performances, creating the body of work BODIES AND SUBWOOFERS (B.A.S.). Sub-bass, bass, infrasound, subwoofers, and their ability to interact and alter spaces form the basis of her artistic practice. She also explores the possibilities of interaction between human bodies, architectural bodies and sound waves through field recordings, analogue and digital synthesis. In this scenario, Egedy realises a cross-over between sound and musical language that becomes the means through which to investigate the methods of communication and interaction between living organisms. In addition, Egedy collaborated with Chris Salter on her latest space production, co-managed the COISAS QUE MATAM label and with Camille Laurent researched the relationships between light and sound. During her studies in Public Administration and Philosophy, she conducted an investigation into the political impacts of social and technological acceleration.

Fénis (AO)
Valle d'Aosta

Fénis is a municipality in Valle d'Aosta with about 1,700 inhabitants, located 15 km from Aosta along the river Dora Baltea. The town lies at the foot of Monte San Giuliano, protected by a dense chestnut forest beyond which the Valle di Clavalité opens up, a plain dominated by the pyramidal peak Punta Tersiva (3,513 m) and named after the stream that runs across it. Already inhabited in Ancient Roman times, when the pyrite deposits in the area were extracted, in the Middle Ages Fénis belonged to the Challant family, the original owners of the best-known and most scenic castle in Valle d'Aosta. Set in a clearing, it displays the characteristic features of the period with crenellated walls and watchtowers. However, this manor house is not the only historical building in the area: the fortified houses are also noteworthy. Close to the castle is the Museo dell’Artigianato Valdostano (Museum of Valdostan Crafts) with everyday objects that are no longer used, and sculptures, exhibited and displayed by the community that created them.
The village is also renowned for its unique trails dedicated to trekking and mountain biking enthusiasts, and it is a stop on the Cammino Balteo (Balteo Way). Agriculture is still practiced in the area, ranging from livestock farming to horticulture, wine-growing and orchards. Fénis is one of the most authentic areas of the region, an uncontaminated location, an absolutely unmissable natural and scenic spectacle.