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 a multimedia artist working in the field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture. He studied Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka and Visual arts at the European Design Institute in Milan (IED Milan). He further developed his interests during his MA in Multimedia Programming and Sound Engineering at the Agon - electroacoustic centre, Milan and during a residency at the 4DSOUND Spatial Sound institute in Budapest. He presented his work in numerous exhibitions and festivals such as Device_art in Montreal, Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques (Aix-en-Provence), 28th Music Biennale Zagreb, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival in the US, Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal, EXiS International Film Festival Seoul, Imagine Science Film Festival in New York, US. He has received numerous awards such as the Radoslav Putar Award (2010) for young visual artists up to 35 years of age and HT Award (Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008 and 2017).