Sound art is a contemporary artistic discipline that combines the features of music and architecture. Although consisting essentially of sound, a work of sound art is not experienced in the traditional form of a concert, but – like sculpture or photography – is presented to the public in the manner typical of art galleries, namely “exhibited”.
Il Suono in Mostra (Sound on Exhibition) exhibits the works of leading sound artists, both local and international, in places traditionally designed for exhibitions (galleries and museums) and at the same time in selected urban contexts: public buildings, libraries, courtyards, squares and unconventional spaces with striking architecture and a powerful atmosphere.
Il Suono in Mostra combines the opportunity to visit buildings and places of particular beauty or which stand out for their architecture or acoustics with the exploration of what listening can bring to the experience of these places. The installations are completed by light designs to make the contemplation of the art work a real immersive experience.
The exhibition is accompanied by a time-table of information and dissemination in schools and a number of workshop-meetings held by internationally recognized teachers and artists.
The programme included a main exhibition event from 16 – 24 June 2018 with 9 sound installations created by a selection of local and international artists, each in its own public space in Udine and including exhibitions, workshops and projections. Two stunning introductory spectacles, set in places not normally associated with contemporary art, preceded the main event.
The project also included an alternating school/work programme for high school students, who took an active part in both the organization and management of the scheme, as well as contributing to the logistics.
The foundation has decided to sponsor the project and has also earmarked 2 hours of lessons on crowdfunding for the students enrolled in the alternating school/work programme.