Solfége Souche, 2018, single-channel video, sound composition and arrangement.
Exhibited: February 2019, Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venezia, Italy
June 2019, CICA Museum,Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gyeonggi-do, Korea
A Solfège Souche is by definition the root of a forgotten connection with nature. In our time of rapid advancement in technology, we stand on a Vantasner Meridian. Is it dangerous if we do not know what we stand to lose? The video works with movements, light, body, sounds reminiscent of a basic fiber of existence: humans are part of nature. In an effort to portray a relationship with nature, instead of a dominance over nature. The work is in development with an affordance technology research project. Binaural Beats compose the soundtrack.
Solfeggio (or solfège), refers to a music education method developed to teach sight-singing and pitch accuracy. Originating in 11th century music, theorist Guido of Arezzo, assigned six syllables (ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la) recognized now as the major scale. Ut queant laxīs resonāre fībrīs; Mīra gestōrum famulī tuōrum; Solve pollūtī labiī reātum, Sancte Iōhannēs. Much later, the “ut” was changed to the open syllable “do”, “sol” sometimes to “so”, while “si” (later changed to “ti”) was added for the seventh scale-note, giving rise to the modern solfège.
Souche is stump (of a tree), a virus (une souche virale inédite a fait au minimum vingt morts), unknown and to have caused at least twenty deaths. Souche means root in Latin and refers to genealogy.
Affordance is what the environment offers the individual, and refers to all action possibilities depending on users’ physical capabilities. For example, a chair not only “affords” being “sat on,” but also “thrown,” “stood on,” and so on. James J. Gibson, coined the term “affordance.”