The Biennale of Moving Images has opened in Turin

The title is The Sound of Screens Imploding and it has been conceived as a single large screen at the OGR in Turin.

The Sound of Screens Imploding is the title of the Biennale of Moving Images, an event that originated in Geneva and which, after thirty years, is being presented in a range of locations and cities. As well as the Swiss capital, the OGR and the city of Turin will be playing host to this new stage of the Biennale, with an ever-wider ranging idea of space.

The very title of the project curated by Andrea Lissoni and Andrea Bellini takes its cue from the idea of the screen as the frame for an image that expands until it draws in its material and virtual surroundings. The role of the observer is central in the experience of the image, necessary not only for viewing, but also for a personal and subjective activation.

Biennale dell’Immagine in Movimento – The Sound of Screens Imploding
Biennale dell’Immagine in Movimento – The Sound of Screens Imploding. Photo Giorgio Perottino, Getty Images for OGR

This has been understood by Andrea Angelidakis, the architect for the Biennale in Berlin in 2014, and for Documenta 2017, who has conceived the space in the OGR as a single large screen. The surfaces that separate the various works are made up of large semi-transparent panels of a latex-like material that captures light and shadow. The spectator moves between these membranes to enter the rooms where the images literally emerge from the screen to invade the surrounding space through sculpture and sound.

Another fundamental element is in fact sound, which contaminates the space, conveying vibrations. Merem Benanni, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Tamara Handerson, Kahlil Joseph, Kokakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic, Andreas Angelidakis, Elysia Crampton and Ian Cheng are the invited artists who, through brand new works commissioned and produced for the occasion, inhabit the disused tracks of the OGR, offering different views of our times that come together in a single voice: “The sound of screens imploding”. 

Biennale of Moving Images – The sound of Screens Imploding
Andrea Angelidakis
Andrea Lissoni and Andrea Bellini
OGR- Officine Grandi Riparazioni
Corso Castelfilardo 22, Turin
Opening dates:
21 June-29 September

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