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Shell of Gold (This cold heat folding in on myself) / K4

K4 Gallery, Oslo

Where a gleam reaches the ground, on a flickering surface, a strip of sand is extending

Orange in magenta sky

The rough clarity of lunar dust swept by sulfur. In the lushness of gold, these steel and concrete streets stir and disperse in its autonomous waves, signals and systems of matter in vast accumulations. Crystal cables tuning in on a distant hush, aside, as dispersed networks connecting, fading, renewing, recover and uncover, cooling down to a wavelength longer than fences, unshadowed by sunken copper. Residual sources turn back into endless islands of cooler fade well into the cold blue

That feeling underneath the center looking in

This cold heat folding in on myself

The exhibition brings together works by Simona Barbera and Ronny Faber Dahl, consisting of a sound and video installation that blends colour and light shaders with sound frequencies, voiceovers, spectral harmonics, and a fabric print embedded in two metal structures. From the tropical, self-contained gothic streets of Palermo to the scorching heat of dark sands and bioluminescent green-purple aquatic organisms, the exhibition develops from a generative visual shader that combines colour frequencies with graphic vectors immersed by spatial sound. Strings of visual code unfold in dense sonic textures, where personal tactile reflections on the city and its surroundings fluctuate between heat and cooling.

Recorded in part in Sicily, the work includes a spoken word by skater Gabriele Mule´ aka Paturnia, whom Simona and Ronny met in Alcamo during a residency at Posto Segreto in the summer of 2022.

Shell of Gold, sound installation 6 + 1 Ambisonics, voiceover by Gabriele Mule´ written by Simona Barbera, Ronny Faber Dahl and Gabriele Mule´
Shell of Gold, sound installation 6 + 1 Ambisonics, voiceover by Gabriele Mule´ written by Simona Barbera, Ronny Faber Dahl and Gabriele Mule´

Shell of Gold, sound installation 6 + 1 Ambisonics, voiceover by Gabriele Mule´ written by Simona Barbera, Ronny Faber Dahl and Gabriele Mule´

Supported by NBK, NO

Speakers kindly provided by SEAS, Moss, NO

Special thanks to Posto Segreto, Landescape, Alcamo, IT