Joao Orecchia's MA Digital Art Exhibition
Sat, Jan 30. 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Constitution Hill (South Africa) 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein Johannesburg, South Africa
On the 30th of January 2016, Constitution Hill will launch Joao Orecchia’s Master of Arts exhibition titled “Towards a Definition of Sound as Vibrant Matter”. The exhibition is a series of immersive sound installations exploring the materiality of sound itself. Investigating the emergent potentials of encounters between physical structure, natural resonance, vibration, wave interference and human bodies, Orecchia asks whether bodies, human and non-human alike, might be reconsidered in continuous ongoing formation rather than defined by physical stable shape, and if so, whether a certain level of autonomous agency can be attributed to non-human bodies.
Towards a Definition of Sound as Vibrant Matter is the practice component of an MA by dissertation in Digital Arts by João Orecchia through the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand. Orecchia is an artist, composer and performer who makes things with sound. Sometimes those things sound like music. Sometimes they sound like nothing at all.
Through experimentation and improvisation he investigates the materiality of sound, seeking a balance between
computer technology, handmade electronics and real world sounds such as the human voice and traditional musical
EXHIBITION LAUNCH DETAILS
Date: 30 JANUARY 2016
Time: 17H30 for 18h00
Venue: Old Fort Building, 11 Kotze Street, The Ramparts Tunnel, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Jhb