Manuel Fois at Spazio ORR

Artist: Manuel Fois

Exhibition title: bring to the ground 

Venue: Spazio ORR, Brescia, Italy

Date: November 7 – 21, 2019

Photography: all images courtesy of the artist and Spazio ORR, Brescia

I didn’t realise it was coming so fast.

I woke up in a place I didn’t know, suddenly my legs got heavier and all the things and images that I had known up to that point were moving away from me by completely losing their sense. Streets, buildings, houses and people were exactly as they always were, but they moved more slowly, as if they were saturated voices of an echo. Every step was a loss of energy. And it corresponded to a new stage. Each stage in turn is a new consequential loss of what I have known so far.

Absorption, reflection and transmission are phenomena that occur when light interacts with matter: when the radiant energy affects a body, a part is absorbed, a part is reflected, a part is transmitted and by the law of conservation of energy, the sum of the quantities of energy, respectively absorbed, reflected and transmitted is equal to the quantity of incident energy.

Spazio ORR is proud to present bring to the ground the fourth solo show by Manuel Fois. The large mirror surface on the ground ideally divides the space into two sections; two pairs of amplifiers spread, giving back, inside the place, the noise of the room itself. Images and sounds produced by the installation are the mirror image of a real datum, which is returned to the environment, in an increased way. Noises and images thus become an artificial synthesis, recreated and poured into the environment, as if to propose a comparison between a real vision and its copy.

Manuel Fois (b. 1995, Cagliari) lives and works in London (UK) and Milan, Italy. He studied at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts, London; his work is characterised by a fundamental interplay between glitches and sound exploring the flux, the movement and its shape trough the language of the New Aestetichs.Recent exhibitions include: Bring to the ground, Spazio Orr, Brescia, IT (2019, solo); Rotary International Prize, Musei Civici, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, IT (2019, group show); Tràdito/Tradìto, Galleria Paolo Maria Deanesi, Trento, IT (2018, group show); Flexible Distances, Galleria Macca, Cagliari, IT (2018, solo); Sound Painting, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (2017, solo); Sound Recording, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, DE (2015, solo).