Simona Barbera | Ronny Faber Dahl
LYNX (Oslo), 2015
The pavilion at “Utsikten”
Frognerparken, Kirkeveien, Oslo
Built of sculptural elements and surrounding sonic frequencies, the installation aims at resonating the open spatial configuration of LYNX.
Through appropriation, sampling and repetition, the work is a sensitive account of vulnerability, territorial presence, teen tension, in an actual condition of subaltern defense. Sparse non-audible low frequencies surround the entire sound piece, with reference to the terrestrial natural resonance lost in the extensive accumulation of electromagnetic fields of our sonic environment.
A series of lo-fi sonic findings, spoken words distributed online by savvy communities are added to the track and reconstructed in a set of frequencies, merged and condensed, disclosing a further bodily involvement and amplification of background noise, body movements, broken acapella voices, breathings, reversed samples.
The sound piece contains a series of recording from south Italian youth and a vocal contribution of Ramona Africa, a recent personal encounter. The sculptural folded pieces are made out of waterproof Lycra, as sweatshirts and shorts, hinting at the industrial free time activities.
IF I JUST LAID DOWN
If I just laid down: 1h altered lo-fi audio piece, stereo diffusion, zoom recorder, mixing board
Installation: sweatshirts, shorts
Voices: Napoli, Zona Orientale, teenagers, Ramona Africa
Altered sonic findings (distributed online): Napoli Zona Orientale neighborhood // Dourlife # me nd jus at Palermo pizzeria 2013 // female acapella voice // Luh Vee FT 2014
Review by Tommy Olsson published in Klassekampen, September 2015.