Michal Mitro: Art of Noises AV
Michal Mitro is an artist and a researcher working across the field of disciplines and media. Trained in Psychology and Sociology, he focuses on the nuances of everyday life as well as hyperobjects of planetary scale. In his artistic practice he translates his sociological imagination into crafted sculptural environments with elements of sound, light or electricity. Themes that he gravitates towards explore relationships between human and more-than-human worlds and the supposed friction between natural and artificial. Mitro proposes narratives both affirming and disturbing in order to shape viable futures one may like to inhabit.
Michal Mitro will present a live audiovisual performance that narrates Luigi Rusollo’s futurist manifesto by language of today’s technology. Russolo’s “Art of Noises” (1913) inspires even today and doesn’t loose any of its relevance. Yet, it doesn’t seem as intriguing as hundred years back. The performance aims to enhance the original text with meanings that are own to the medium of its interpretation and by doing so re-establish the manifesto in its full radicality again. Practically speaking, the Manifesto is translated into Morse code that flashes custom-designed light-sensitive synthesisers (“OSCn” synth inspired by Nicholas Collins’ Handmade Electronic Music book). These vocalise the coded language in its conceptually purest form – noise. The sonic is accompained by projection of pronounced letters. These however become blurred and noisy themselves as I transform and modulate them as the performance evolves. The performance comprises text, sound, and image – an unmistakeable reading of the Art of Noises.