TransArts/Die Angewandte x Sonic Territories // Curated by Richard Eigner
01 -04 Juli 2021
FREE ADMISSION / EINTRITT FREI
Eva-Maria-Mazzucco Platz 2, 1220 Wien
Daily 3pm – 6pm / Täglich 15-18 Uhr
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Guided Tours: Daily 5pm / Täglich 17 Uhr
MAGNETO MORI: VIENNA x MARK VERNON
MAGNETO MORI: VIENNA
A fragmented sound portrait of the city constructed from found sounds, buried tapes and field recordings. In this de-composition sounds from Vienna’s past and present are conjoined in a stew of semi-degraded audiotape providing the raw materials for a radiophonic composition that represents a portrait of Vienna in both place and time; an archaeological excavation of found sounds, lost fragments, buried memories and magnetic traces.
Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based artist who explores concepts of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and nostalgia through his sound works. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with the intimacy of the radio voice, environmental sound, obsolete media and the reappropriation of found sounds. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices often find their way into his unorthodox soundworlds. These diverse elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, fixed media, installations and live performances. He is an award winning radio producer who has produced programmes for stations internationally. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs and curates Glasgow’s art radio station, Radiophrenia. His solo music projects have been published through labels including Kye, Glistening Examples, Canti Magnetici, Flaming Pines, Misanthropic Agenda, Entr’acte and 3Leaves.
Picture: © Mark Vernon