"Fabio Paris Art Gallery is proud to presentFlooding Noise, the third solo exhibition by Tonylight. The show explores noise as the beginning and the end of any communication signal, primordial soup where everything originates, and everything dies. The show features the recent installation Photo Noise (2011), based on the Lumanoise, a synthesizer developed by Tonylight as a tool for audiovisual performances. Lumanoise converts lights into sounds through photo resistors and wave oscillators: thus, using different kinds of light and modulating their intensity and frequency, it's possible to generate a synesthetic experience in which sound and light flow together, redesigning the space around us. In the installation, the disturbing flickering of two strobe lights generates a permanent noise, slightly altered by the shadows cast by the audience walking around through the installation. More than an interactive installation, Photo Noise can thus be described as a living body, an immaterial entity responding to the environment and its inhabitants.
"Tonylight vs Aonami at Xlab Berlin game boy battle" (source: http://www.xlaboratory.org)
Allowing us to see cables, circuitry and machinery, the installation displays Tonylight's interest in DIY practices and their dirty aesthetics, and brings together the two paths of the artist's research: music performance and light design. The show will also feature Rainbow Noise(2012), the last, surprising iteration of the series of small LED screens assembled and programmed by the artist. In these last works, the minimal, neat aesthetics and the videogame inspiration of the previous, white light screens is replaced, again, by noise, both on the level of sound and color.
Live performance for the opening of Playlist exposition Notendo video iMAL, Center for digital cultures and technology, Brussels (source: tonylight)
Antonio Cavadini (Tonylight) lives and works in Milan. Artist, musician and DIY electronic engineer, he is the father – together with Giovanni Membretti – of the analog music synthetizer Leploop, distributed all over the world. As an artist, he exhibited and performed in many group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including: Allarmi, Como 2006; Hangar Bicocca, Milan 2006; PAC, Milano 2007; LABoral, Gijon 2009; iMAL, Bruxelles 2010; Neoludica, Biennale di Venezia | Eventi collaterali, Venice 2011" (Fabio Paris)
Link: Fabio Paris Art Gallery
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