SEI – Sound installation by and with Vittorio Giorgini
A sound installation to evoke the presence of the brilliant Tuscan architect Vittorio Giorgini among the now-empty rooms of Casa Esagono, a place for family occasions but also a convivial setting for many artist friends, bringing the experiences and everyday life of many summers spent in Baratti back to the house’s architecture.
Sound installation by and with Vittorio Giorgini
Concept: Marco Del Francia and Francesco Giomi
Sound design and playwriting: Agnese Banti
Technical setup: Leonardo Rubboli
In collaboration with Archivio Vittorio Giorgini
Production: Tempo Reale
Inauguration: 7 July 2018
Closing: 27 July 2018
This project originates from the experience of “SSS – SUONO STUDIO SAVIOLI”, the sound intervention curated last December by Tempo Reale with Fondazione Michelucci and the Region of Tuscany within the study of the renowned Tuscan architect Vittorio Giorgini, providing a new perceptual experience of the architectural space. This originated the idea to operate on Casa Esagono in the same manner, creating sonifications for each room based on the thoughts, the ideas, and the considerations of Vittorio Giorgini, collected thanks to a series of sound documents available in his own archives. His voice, collected from various recordings, tells of Baratti and of his unusual holiday home amongst the trees, a family meeting place but also a friendly encounter place for artists such as Roberto Sebastian Matta and Gordon Matta Clark, Emilio Villa and Isamu Noguchi, Aurelio Ceccarelli and André Bloc, Corrado Cagli, and Emilio Vedova.
Through Giorgini’s recollections and other more typically musical elements, within a score that suggests an original dramaturgical itinerary that is well-defined in space, the sound installation aims to evoke the brilliant Tuscan architect’s presence within the now empty rooms of Casa Esagono, returning it to that experience of everyday life while updating it to the present day. In conclusion, the installation wishes to direct the listener’s attention towards the words of architecture in a creative manner, thanks to the voice of one of its leading figures, and also to emphasize the specific spaces of an unconventional architectural work, thanks to a sound structure that is distributed and structured over time throughout the environment, in a way that surprises but also increases awareness of Giorgini’s mentality.
Produced by Tempo Reale, in collaboration with B.A.Co. Archivio Vittorio Giorgini and Regione Toscana, originally devised from an idea by Marco Del Francia and Francesco Giomi, and brought into being by the sound designer Agnese Banti, this sound installation rereads and reshapes the spaces of one of the key locations of Vittorio Giorgini’s professional and personal life.