WHITE NOISE

WHITE NOISE is the third project on infrastructures of contemporaneity and the result of the collaboration with Jorge Nuñez, Walter Benn Michaels, Monica Miro, Ellen Gould, Arnaud Bayle, Jeffrey Swartz, Gaetane Aguado and Xylo Zico.

WHITE NOISE includes the following works:

  • Video – White Noise
  • Video – Les Mouches
  • Photographs – White Noise series
  • Installation – White Noise
  • Essays by Walter Benn Michaels and Andrea Soto
  • Talks, seminars & open discussion forums.

VIDEO – WHITE NOISE (7 minutes in loop)

A sound piece/video, two voices recite a poem extracted from Ovid’s Metamorphosis simultaneously in Latin and English. Woodlands and hills burn, rivers boil, the Earth’s entire surface bursts apart. In this extreme circumstance, Earth speaks to Jupiterian capitalism and warns: “Look around: Both poles are steaming! If fire melts them, your own temples shall collapse!”.

VIDEO – LES MOUCHES (12 minutes in loop)

All quotidian events, meaningless and banal, hide a tragedy. The video opens with Marguerite Duras’ words “…Je vais parler de rien. De rien.”. But in the enclosed universe of the video frame, the presence of death becomes hypnotic and unbearable. The drawing power of consumption continues to be irresistible even in the face of self-annihilation.

PHOTOGRAPHS (20 photos 50×40 cm)

Nature just after a catastrophe that covered the skies with dust and ashes. Time stops for a few minutes before decay and extermination begins. Primary colors fade into darkness. Mute coordinates in the galaxy where life still endures in the form of extremophile bacteria.

INSTALLATION (64  metal plaques 21×30 cm)

A world without humans will be a world without our colors. A grid of black tombstones for the 64 pure pigments of Sennelier’s color chart: After human extinction only the beauty of the pigments’ names might survive…Jaune de Mars, Rouge Vermillion de Chine, Vert Véronèse, Noir d’Ivoire,…