July 17, 2018
Through his kinetic sculptures, artist Gil Delindro employs natural materials to make silent occurrences audible. For example, his piece Manta Morta (2016) posed the question: What does decay sound like? In its constant transitory state, decay is impossible to hear with the naked human ear. However, this sound installation—comprised of soil, decomposing matter, earth worms, sensors, microphones and speakers—amplified the noise caused by the movements and heat exchanged between particles transitioning from life to death.
As in Manta Morta, movement is a central theme to Delindro’s aurally-focused practice, which will be further explored within the exhibition ‘A Grain Within a Cloud of Dust’ at Galerie im Turm. Having spent three months researching at the Algerian-Moroccan border in the Sahara, Delindro will present a series of ephemeral works that address the grain of sand within the context of the desert, or in other words, individuality within the sea of humanity. During his research he used methods of performative action and experimental field recordings, some of which will return in the gallery setting and can also be listened to via SoundCloud. With works that are often at once ephemeral and concrete, never to be experienced in the same state by two viewers, Delindro’s oeuvre confronts processes of change, touch and resonance.