Sharing the day with Ginny Benson will be George Moraitis, who is currently exhibiting AttoWatt in The Workings of Media [art and artists] exhibition.
His compositions reflect upon the perception of a sonic environment with noises, history, rapid changes and memory. Concentrating on the details of the path, zooming in on the micro-cosmos of heterogeneous environments, multiple and migrating sounds that carry the historical memory of contacts within the Mediterranean basin, while resonating the teeming grids and networks of the basin and echoing the myths of this complex cultural area as accursed or sacred. The sounds will be presented in about a dozen different layers, in which different movements of sound will be dominated, creating an archipelago of sounds. A collection of distinctive acoustic events that produces a temporal evolution of environmental transitions, creating a sonic cocoon that envelops the visitor.
DATE and TIME: October 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm. Duration: 30 minutes
LOCATION: The Workings of Media [art and artists] at the Harvestworks Art and Technology House. Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island
My artistic approach focuses on the realm between sound sculpture, audiovisual installations, two-dimensional works and performance. My work incorporates sound and found objects which are often accompanied by drawings, screen prints, video, photography and computer-controlled interactive installations in which sound is utilised as a primary medium. My great interest in sound focuses on acoustic and psychoacoustic themes as well as themes related to the body, sculpture and video, as a mixture of peculiarities of perception, technology and materials. My multi-layered installations and performances have been presented at venues across Europe, including Reina Sofia Museum, Documenta 14, Goethe Institut, Οnassis Cultural Centre, Biennale Némo in Paris, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and St. Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow. – George Moraitis