Artists: Johanna Billing, Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Lucía C. Pino, Carles Congost, Laia Estruch, Antoni Hervàs, Pepo Salazar, Tris Vonna-Michell, Richard T. Walker, Franziska Windisch
The starting poinf for No Song to Sing flies betwen two songs from popular culture: in one hand an eponymous song composed by the british musician Michael Chapman included in his first album (Rainmaker, 1969), on the other hand one of the most awarded hits by Stevie Wonder, I Just Called to Say I Love You (1984). In both cases, the antagonistic relationship between and absence and presence of the song creates a conceptual ambiguity that we can poetically relate to sound production within contemporary art.
No song to Sing proposes to types of connection to sound. First we find a documentation space with ten physical and digital sound components (Vinyl records, CDs, on-line systems...) from visual artists close to the sound experience. Then an exhibitional derivation where the artistic practice from everyone of the artists is spread at the exhibition space and time at ADN platform. Drawing, photography, video, performance and concert are some of derivations coming from the first components.
In short, No song to Sing wants to be an expansive analysis of sound recordings as artistic displays. Thus, the impossibility of singin a song that is not there invites us to expand the discursive possibilities of the format by other procedures, results and auditions.
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