Davor Sanvincenti (HR) Solfeggio for color harmonies

Physical audiovisual installation, 2013

“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.”Paul Cézanne

Solfeggio for color harmonies is conceived in such a way as to create a complete audio-visual experience capable of captivating our senses, the presence of the spectators turning into overall physical participation. The installation counts on our time, our being in space, determined by the duration of a video (60 minutes), which gradually changes from black to intense light and then plunges back into blackness. The evolution of the entire “optical window” is accompanied by sound, formulated as a composition that uses a numerical relation in solfeggio frequencies (nine frequencies obtained from numerology and used centuries ago in Gregorian chant) and sensorimotor rhythm. The gradation of light occurs in barely perceptible nuances and slowly changing registers, to achieve deceleration, slowing down the pulse and even demanding the absence of thoughts and an emptied consciousness.

The time of the work is an entry into space in which we can physically remain as long as we need, isolating ourselves from the world and adapting the circumstances of the artwork to ourselves. The notion of sculpture as extended space surrounds and absorbs a synesthetic interconnection with light, sound, and haze. Space has become activated, an open structure. The installation is an active void that communicates with visitors from within its fullness, filled with colors and sounds that transform it by means of interactivity with the spatial shell.

Davor Sanvincenti (HR)

Davor Sanvincenti (1979) is an international multimedia artist from Croatia, also known by monikers such as Messmatik and Gurtjo Ningmor. He is specifically interested in the field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture, particularly focused on the conditions and forms of human senses and perceptions. His artistic practice takes shape in a 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 who becomes an inevitable part of the work, the reflecting contemplative-physical structure.

His work has been exhibited and presented internationally in venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; HfG/ZKM, Karlsruhe; UniversalMuseum Joanneum, Graz; Lincoln Center, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Camera Austria, Graz; MoCA, Zagreb; La Triennale, Milano; NIU, Barcelona; Filmoteca Española, Madrid; Glassbox, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. In 2010, he was recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35.