ARTIST PROFILE: SAIR SINAN KESTELLI

Sair Sinan Kestelli, Black Box
Sair Sinan Kestelli, Black Box

Sair Sinan Kestelli, Black Box, 2014, site-specific sound installation

Black Box, Sair Sinan Kestelli’s sound installation encoded with spatial data, is the result of the artist’s long term research based on the relationship between sound, visual and physical perception, and how all these interact. Departing from the notion of synesthesia, one of the exhibition’s principal motifs, Kestelli transforms the entrusted exhibition space into a “black box” which combines the auditory, spatial and physical experience through its geometric attributes, acoustic behaviour and the consequent sonic world and diffusion. Providing the artwork’s sonic material base from a group of sound-generating instruments he has recently designed, the artist additionally aims at obtaining a motion of energy which diffuses and disperses or intensifies and condensates from time to time, by using the data of the exhibition space and the diffusion possibilities allowed by the sound system, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Beating like a heart at the gallery’s basement floor, Black Box allows us to perceive the entire exhibition area as a living organism thanks to its vibrations audible from the upper floors.

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