ENERGY AND DELIGHT OF YOUTH
Our homie and regular snapper Tim had the pleasure of being asked to exhibit some of his photography for ARTOUR-O (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Florence over the weekend. What you might not know, is that Tim is also a music producer, and he got to incorporate some production work into the installation he put together.
A series of single exposure photos straight from camera (No post-processing: 30 second exposures at ISO 100 and f32) exhibited along with 2 asynchronous stereo audio loops (hence ‘Excerpt, Simulated Mix’ in the title) playing indefinitely through 4 active speakers surrounding the photos. The work was exhibited in the outside garden of the Villa La Vedetta hotel overlooking Florence. Pretty awesome.
Some words from Tim:
I’ve been wanting to do more with my passion for music making for a very long time, but I’ve been heavily side-tracked by photography the past few years. So one of my new year resolutions was to significantly ramp up my musical output – which has been hella slow for the last decade. I was honoured to be invited to contribute.
It’s not my first sound installation – I’ve done two others before this, but it is the first time I’ve ever exhibited my photographs. I tried to do something a little different and all the shots are completely unedited single exposure photographs. The sound piece is made up of carefully orchestrated field recordings played as two asynchronous loops so that it never repeats in the same way.
I worked with photos and sound recordings of my niece and nephew playing on a trampoline in Birmingham (the theme of the piece is ‘childhood memory and play’), as well as mixing in clips of each 30 second exposure – I’m intrigued by the idea that while a photo is a literal slice of time, the sound recorded at that exact time can be played with too.
So it’s an installation full of contradictions – night-time photos in London displayed during the day in a sun-lit garden in Florence; incongruous photographic subjects captured in a single time and place; the sounds of kids playing vs. the sounds of heavy traffic; etc. A bit of fun!
For more on Tim, head over to www.encosion.com.