Davor Sanvicenti in Paris

time: 09.03.2012. - 23.03.2012.
place: Paris, France
organiser: Glassbox Gallery
Davor Sanvicenti presents his 8-hours installation Invisible Landscapes / Earth at Glassbox Gallery in Paris, France. The exhibition is on view from 9 to 23 March.

Invisible landscapes / Part I: Earth is an 8 hours sound installation/composition, a part of a larger project La cour du domaine. The piece investigates the fields of phonography and the phenomenon of ecological perception. The composition consists of sequences of field recordings done on several natural sites over three continents. The linearity of the composition (involving no loops) invites to be present in the meditation of time, to create a space for the inner vision.

Recorded sound sequences are in an asymptotic search for pure wilderness, for the sound of a landscape devoid of human activity. The composition is not attempting to represent the experience, but it manipulates the clips of one irreproducible situation and creates a new perceptual situation, which is itself thoroughly unique and unperceivable as a whole, emphasizing the fragmentation and processuality. It works as a part of time and space that meditates over its own flow. 

Davor Sanvincenti / b.1979 / is a International multimedia artist from Croatia, also known by monikers such as Messmatik and Gurtjo Ningmor.
He is specifically interested in a field of audiovisual research and anthropology of visual culture, particularly focused on the conditions and forms of human senses and perceptions. Notices, observations and research that pervade scientific and artistic spheres constitute the structure for his work. His artistic practice takes shape in the variety of media - film and video, photography, physical light and sound installations and live media performances.

His work plays with the concept of illusion, exploring the possible boundaries of perception and the construction of experience. Sanvincenti explores aesthetical and qualitative capabilities of different media as direct communication with the spectator which becomes an inevitable part of the work, the reflecting contemplative-physical structure.

His work has been exhibited and presented internationally, including festivals Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, LOOP /Barcelona, 25FPS /Zagreb, World Fim Festival /Bangkok, VideoEX /Zurich, CineMed /Montpellier and venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hfg/ZKM, Karlsruhe; MoCA, Zagreb; Lincoln Center, New York; HB Galerie, Rotterdam; Joanneum Museum, Graz; NIU, Barcelona; La Triennale, Milano; MoCA Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Filmoteca Española, Madrid; Art Pavilion, Zagreb; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. He is the 2010 recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35. His physical video installation 1001 takes part of the AV collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

(D.H., 08.03.2012)