Recorded and published as part of Monuments of the Memory, MOTM was thought of as the project’s soundtrack. Inspired by Canevari’s etchings, Christine Webster created a 10 minutes composition available on Le Livre Art Publishing site. 10′ Limited edition.
I was invited by Adele Jancovici, founder of LeLIvre ArtPublishing to produce a special sound work for the launching of Paolo Canevari’s MOTM – Monument of The Memory – a serie of 20 black and white monotypes. Launching is private and will take place in New-York 19th February 2015 :
The new abstract monotype etchings by Canevari will be presented during a private one-night event, inviting viewers to an intimate and multi-sensorial experiencing of the art.
To provide a contemplative space, the exhibition space will be filled with the fragrance of candles designed in collaboration with Canevari.
Throughout the viewing an original ambient soundscape inspired by Monuments of the Memory and created by noted composer Christine Webster will resonate within the room.
The monochromatic hors d’oeuvres and drinks offered during the reception, together with the sound and scent, will make it a night to remember.
The invitation-only reception will take place February 19 at the Refectory at the High Line Hotel, New York, followed by private viewings at the Hotel’s salon through February 22.
It was a pleasure to collaborate with Miss Jancovici and her team, we both share the same connection to Louise Bourgeois and Paolo Canevari’s Monotype blow my mind. It was very inspiring.
Adding to the experience is a ten-minute loop of sound that plays all night long. As Jancovici explains, “It puts you back in the womb and it takes you out. It is a game of opposites, of unity and uniqueness. The sound envelops you, it embraces you, and it pushes you out. It makes you both feel at home and uncomfortable. It is not music, but it is a sound. We had a musician, Christine Webster, produce it. I gave her a list of words that I had in mind, words like heartbeat, white noise, and universe, and I sent those words along with the images. I told her to create it as a gesture of open arms. She produced something that brought me to tears. It is very rare that you can tell someone that they understood exactly what you wanted and have done better than you could have imagined possible. The works are vibrating energetically, and that translates into a sound and a scent. MOTM is a story of intimacy, of interpersonal relationships. It demands that a person be there and explain the work to you personally.
More about Adele Jancovici and
Paolo Canevari: Monuments of the Memory