Simona Barbera – Between the translucent and the blue
September 27 - December 7
“Between the translucent and the blue” is a new sound installation made by Italian artist Simona Barbera. The research for the work began after the isolation in Genoa, Italy spring 2020. During that period, Barbera came across urban areas of the city sparsely inhabited by residents, surrounded by disused shopping malls, large public offices, gyms, and underground passages. The only sound in these spaces was the echo of teenagers hanging out restlessly, longing for physical re-connectivity and autonomy within glazed shopping malls and detached surfaces, lingering at the edges of concrete benches, enclosed flower beds, and unbreakable window glass – escaping small block flats. “Between the translucent and the blue” is a multiple speakers installation that focuses on auditory tactility and proximity between subject and space, stemming from an aural-architectural experience based on 3D spatial sound and the use of Ambisonics recording techniques.