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Jungle Jam : Musical experiment and kinetic installation

yoo8965 2011. 3. 8. 18:39

영국 리버풀의 FACT(Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)에서 볼 수 있는 설치작품을 소개합니다.
이름도 정겹게 Jungle Jam 이랍니다.^^

이 작품은 모터와 플라스틱 백들을 사용하여 불협화음을 만들어내며, 그것을 리버풀 거리에 울려퍼지게 만드는 작업입니다. 이러한 작업은 사운드아트 작가가 음 자체를 만드는 것을 넘어서 사운드 자체를 발생시키는 기계 장치를 만든다는 점에서 눈여겨 볼만 한데요. 국내에서도 지난 번 태싯 그룹이 자체 도구(instrument)를 만들어 음악을 연주하는 모습을 선보였습니다. 해외에서는 너무나 유명한 토시오 이와이(Toshio Iwai)가 대중적으로도 판매를 생각하며 만든 테노리온(Tenori-on) 같은 사례도 생각해 볼 수 있겠습니다. 관심있으신 분들은 FACT 홈페이지를 참조하시기 바랍니다.,vra.vrawork/id,397

Work Type: Musical experiment and kinetic installation
Date of work: 2006
Copyrights: Chelpa Ferro
Subject: Contemporary Brazil, role of art, music,
Technique: Kinetic motor driven plastic bags
Text Reference: Chelpa Ferro II audio cd

Jungle Jam uses motors and plastic bags to create a cacophony of sound, echoing the rhythms and the tunes of Liverpool streets.
A specially tailored rhythmical composition is 'played' by the bags. The piece inverts the process through which musicians appear in the commercial context of Liverpool's streets brings commercial detritus into the gallery.

Chelpa Ferro conceive their sound pieces as experiments that will develop and evolve beyond the authors, becoming machines with an art life of their own. The artists invent and build sound - creating devices that include non-musical objects chosen for the randomness they will contribute to the final composition. In Jungle Jam every turn of a bag will create different sounds depending on the exact order of its creases at any given instant; this makes the piece unique to each individual visitor.

The new sound machine invented by these instrumental hackers explores the representation and physical presence of music as well as its dynamics through space, one of Chelpa Ferro's investigation lines. They adopt banal, everyday objects to re-define their functionality and draw the audience's attention to new and unexplored features in the object - i.e. the musical qualities of bags 'sampled' to create an unexpected sound environment.
With roots in traditional Brazilian rhythms, Chelpa Ferro's practice builds on early experiments of the 50's - e.g Hermeto pascoal ('the sorcerer') - that developed into characteristic Brazilian Jazz of the 60's & 70's - Airto Moreira (Sambrasa Trio) - and other similar experimenters of Dadaist nature. The are in direct musical and conceptual line with the Tropicalismo movement, born out of the extreme modernisation of Brazil at the end of the 60's.

Chelpa Ferro was founded in 1995 by visual artists Barråo and Luiz Zerbini and video editor Sergio Mekler.
Chelpa Ferro's work has been shown at international festivals (Venice Biennale 05); Videobrasil 05; Sao Paulo Biennial 02 and 04; Havana Biennial 03) they have had major solo exhibitions across Brasil (HUM03), contributed to film and stage productions (Deborah Colker 2002) and have received awards such as the 4th MTV Video Music Brasil prize.

Jungle Jam is their first major commission in the UK