Audiovisual site-specific installation Limen by Spanish artist Marc Vilanova is aiming to make visible and musical the invisible sounds of everyday life. The artist points to the limits of our human sensory apparatus, focusing primarily on the hearing and sound range that cannot detect frequencies below 20 Hz and above 20 kHz. While other animal species can communicate by infrasound or ultrasound, people without the use of special technology are unable to access these levels of communication.
The spectacular installation in the premises of the synagogue on Zvonárska Street in Košice consists of 128 fluorescent lamps producing constant frequencies above 20 kHz, which the artist, thanks to a special microphone, recorded and transformed into a sound composition. This triggers a light choreography mimicking the shape of a particular ultrasonic wave. The entire installation is wrapped in a yellow filter, a color known for its ability to increase concentration and perception capacity.
The installation is open from Nov 19 till Nov 22 at Orthodox synagogue on Zvonárska street, between 4 pm – 8 pm.
Marc Vilanova (* 1991) is an artist who primarily works with sound and light in a way that combines art, science, and technology. By combining scientific and artistic processes, he explores concepts such as automation, self-expression mechanisms, intelligence and superintelligence, the future of work, and the socio-political implications of society’s relationship to technology. Currently, he creates audiovisual performances/installations while working with electroacoustic composition and improvisation and collaborates interdisciplinarily with theater, dance and moving images. His works have been presented at festivals around the world (Japan, USA, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Taiwan, South Korea, Russia, and many European countries). He lives and works in Barcelona.
The residency is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. The residency is organized in cooperation with Creative Industry Košice within Košice’s designation as UNESCO Creative City of media arts.