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Monza Biennale 2019, Italy

24th of October, 20th of January

Sonic architecture, sports center, swimming pools access threshold

Apnea is a sound installation created at the NEI sports center in Monza, commissioned for Monza Biennale 2019. The spatialized audio piece was played within the gym’s architectural structure during sporting activities, featuring continuous cycles and moments of pause, controlled by the passing public. Sound samples were digitally processed in conjunction with recorded physical gestures by two performers. The installation included environmental speakers specifically designed for audio diffusion in public spaces.

sound installation

Body movements, spatial recordings, underwater sonics (performers Aurora Persico and Sara Mennella)

text and curatorial by Daniele Astrologo Abadal