Sound is an extensive subject. For Marco Fusinato, whose works revolve around the experimentation of disorganized sound as music, this installation is another extension to interrogate the role and effect that noise has on viewers in a conventional setting of a gallery.
The noise created is neither a constant nor a build-up leading to a peak of a rhythmic sequence. It comes unexpectedly, similar to that of a sudden assault. Fusinato intends to transform the gallery from a place of contemplation to a place of entertainment. Here, visitors play an active role as they engage themselves with the monolithic sculpture and unsuspectingly triggering a sensor that erupts with a blinding white light and disrupting white noise. Such condensed impact could generate a wide range of responses; an ambiguity that is particularly intriguing to Fusinato.
Broken X was conceptually inspired by the collapse and deconstruction stage equipment and a result of progressive onsite adaptation to the logistical concerns.
Marco Fusinato is a Melbourne-based artist. He performs regularly in the international experimental music background, working alongside with performers across countries to create phenomenal experiences and staging effects. He has recently displayed his work at the first sound exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2013.
For more contemporary artworks emerging in Melbourne, visit Melbourne Now Exhibition at National Gallery Victoria from 22nd November 2013 to 23rd March 2014.