KIMA: The Wave at L’Abri Fondation

Following a week residency at Fondation L’Abri an art institution at the heart of Geneva’s upcoming contemporary art scene, Analema Group presented KIMA: The Wave – as visual representation of sound.

The space of L’Abri Foundation is a resonant chamber with its own properties which reflect or absorb sound. The sound installation forms an immersive field which envelops the listener into sound waves. A site-specific generative sound design by Alain Renaud responds to the space and transforms it at the same time. Alain plays with the notions of standing waves, creating a resonance effect, which can be experienced physically at nodes and antinodes. Alain thus creates a moving sonic field for the audience and Evgenia Emets’ poetry performance, echoing  their voices back into the space.

Evgenia Emets’ poem itself found inspiration in the emergence of language through sound, dwelling on sonic qualities of the words, the juxtaposition between the vowels and consonants, and their interplay.The audience was invited to explore interactive sound and visual elements, which allowed the audience to actively participate in bringing the space alive through sound and vision. Two pieces invited the audience to investigate sound – through exploration of their own voice as real-time representation and by observing interference patterns generated by Tibetan singing bowls. A physical standing wave guided audience into the space – a former WWII bunker.

KIMA: The Wave project consists of two installations. Sound is presented as interference pattern on the one hand side, and machine-learning controlled, complex sound feature extractor on the other. KIMA: The Wave was developed by Analema Group, under Evgenia Emets artistic direction and features sound design by Alain Renaud, sound analysis by Sean Soraghan and visual development by Dario Villanueva. Project management: Katerina Loschinina. Producer: Oliver Gingrich.

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KIMA: The Wave at L’Abri Fondation

‘KIMA: The Wave’ installation and peformance

ANALEMA GROUP

presents installation
and performance

KIMA: ‘THE WAVE’
at L’Abri Foundation, Geneva

10-11 November 2016

 

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10 November, Thursday:
Opening times: 11.00 – 17.00
Private view: 19.00 – 22.00
Performances at 15.00 and 19.30

11 November, Friday:
Opening times: 15.00 – 22.00
Performance: 19.30
Analema Group talk about KIMA project: 20.00

Address:
1, place de la Madeleine – Genève
T. CH 022 777 00 77
info@fondationlabri.ch

RSVP to analema.group@gmail.com
analemagroup.com

 

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Sound is a complex phenomenon, which can be experienced physically, mentally and emotionally, within our bodies and outside of them. In the project KIMA: ‘The Wave’ at L’Abri Foundation in Geneva, Analema Group will create an experience where vibration of sound can be heard, seen and felt. We explore the phenomena of waves, resonance and interference of sound, through a dynamic spatial sound installation. Visual representation of sound will be introduced to the audience by Evgenia Emets vocal poetry performance. 

The space of L’Abri Foundation is a resonant chamber with its own properties which reflect or absorb sound. The sound installation forms an immersive field which envelops the listener into sound waves. A site-specific generative sound design by Alain Renaud responds to the space and transforms it at the same time. Alain plays with the notions of standing waves, creating a resonance effect, which can be experienced physically at nodes and antinodes. Alain thus creates a moving sonic field for the audience and Evgenia Emets’ performance, echoing their voices back into the space.

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Evgenia, a poet and artist, will perform a new piece inspired by her research of the emergence of language and the juxtaposition of poetry and abstract sound. Harmonies of the voice and the Tibetan singing bowls form part of the installation. She will guide the audience across the space to experience differences in sounds through our perception of these spaces and forms of sound. She will invite everyone to explore their own voice through a sound and visual installation developed by Analema Group. Audience members will have a chance to explore sonic spaces in different parts of the building and see their own voice turn into light and geometry. 

Please make the most out of your experience: move around the space, listen, explore different spaces, make sounds, see them reflecting in visual form. Between the performances, microphones are open to audience members to explore sound with their own voices.

‘KIMA: The Wave’ installation and peformance