Aodhgán O’Flaherty Micol Roubini Lorenzo Casali – 21.09-13.10.2013
art as transgression 2013
Culture Promotion Association ‘Kamienica’, ‘Lamus’ Art Space and Terminal08 Gallery invite you to the opening of two exhibitions which is part of an annual series ‘Art as Transgession’.
Project supported by Gorzów City Council and Lubuskie County Council.
Exhibition is a part of I Video Art Festival organised by Recent Art Gallery in Municipal Centre of Art in Gorzów Wlkp.
Wystawa towarzysząca I Festiwalowi Sztuki Wideo GREEN AGE organizowanego przez Galerię Sztuki Najnowszej w Miejskim Ośrodku Sztuki w Gorzowie Wlkp.
Galeria Terminal08 czynna jest w soboty i niedziele w godz. 12-18, w pozostałe dni rezerwacje firstname.lastname@example.org lub 788 365 737 – wstęp wolny.
Micol Roubini and Lorenzo Casali live and work between Milan and Rotterdam. From 2010 they began working together with Ignition, a video made during their residency at the Guesthouse in Cork, Ireland. In 2011, the video was presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam XL event and at the Sub Urban Video Lounge. Traversate, their second project has been selected for an exhibition at Hangar Bicocca in Milan. In 2011 they have been invited for a residency of three months at Novia University of Applied Sciences in Nykarleby, Finland, where they developed the video/book project Green Gold. The work has been later edited and printed in Rotterdam with the support of Svenska Kultur Fonden and Novia. A first video screening took place in April 2012 at Stills, Scotland’s Centre for Photography in Edinburgh. A contribution compound of an essay and a selection of photographies is being published on the dutch architecture and urbanism magazine Volume, Archis Publisher. In June 2012 they have been selected for the residency Aperto 2012_Art on the border with the visiting professor Claudia Losi. In october 2012 they are selected for the Premio Città di Treviglio where they win the first prize with the project Green Gold. Their last two videos are being screened in December at Spazio Oberdan in Milan during the 23rd Filmmaker Festival.
Through photography, sound and video, their work is based on the accurate study of a specific site and proposes a critical and poetic reading of the landscape.
Lorenzo Casali was born in Tradate (VA) in 1980.
He graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 2004. Since 2001 he participated in several exhibitions, screenings and awards in Italy and abroad. In 2005 he realized the project Contesto – site specific installations in Navelli (AQ). Albedo (2006), his first solo show, and Blank (2010) took place in Senzatitolo in Rome. In 2007 the Chamber of Commerce of Rome commissioned him the video Pulsar, later presented in the Hadrian’s Temple. In 2008 he was selected for residency program in Duende Studios and Kaus Australis in Rotterdam. Later that year the solo exhibition Traguardo was presented at Ikona Gallery in Venice. In 2009 he won the Movinup grant and later he was selected for theR.Pezza Awardwith an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Cinisello Balsamo, Milan. In 2010 the project RecentRuins was presented in Rotterdam in solo exhibitions at the Berlage Institute, Mirta Demare Gallery and Historical Museum. He took part in Enigma, a group exhibition in TENT. Rotterdam and was nominated for the Special Italia award by the Photography Foundation of Modena.
Micol Roubini was born in Milan in 1982.
She began her studies at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, later enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, where she graduated after a year spent at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. In 2008 she got a degree in audio technology at Irmus, Institute for Musical Research, department of the Scuola Civica, Milan.
After graduation she began to show her works in exhibitions and screenings: 2007, Lo schermo ansioso, Verona; Corpo/REO – Short Video Convention, Brescia, 2010 Camera Video, March Foundation, Padua, Loop Festival, practica e diffusione dellavideo arteinItalia, Barcelona, ArtinKaunas, Kauna, Litany, Tina Bfestival, Prague, Camera Video, Palazzo Ducale Genova.
Since 2007 she works as a sound engineer for various orchestras of classical music and as a sound designer for filmmakers and video-projects/installations for personal projects and also in collaboration with other artists.
Aodhgán O’Flaherty is an audio visual artist based in Cork city, Ireland. He graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, in 2010 with a B.A Hons. in Fine Art. His soundscapes and video pieces focus on presence of sublime in contemporary art.
The piece Untitled is a three screen installation where power lines, windmills and petrol stations echo stone cairns (neolithic tombs) of old. Aodhgán utilizes found sound, synthesized sound and field recordings to create his soundscapes. Field recordings, such as traffic passing in the night and the clanging of cash registers, stand as ghosts or premonitions against otherwise deserted landscapes. Coil microphones were used to capture the electromagnetic fields of light switches and power sockets, the ghost of the machine.
Found footage such as young chickens on conveyer belts also feature in his work, although the footage is heavily layered and manipulated to the point where it is almost abstract in parts. The footage churns along relentlessly to dense sounds and drones of an unseen beast. The process of manipulating, layering and reprocessing is central to both the audio and video. In the piece Od Serca, footage recorded underwater is treated in this way and is transformed into a dark, otherworldly landscape.