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File under: Field Recordings

Luca Garino

Souffle (film sans images en cinq tableux vivants)

Label: After Action Review

Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

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*In process of stocking* Perceptually the Mountain is a source of pleasure, alterity and danger. Acoustically transparent. Souffle (Fr: 'Breathe') is a film without images, conceived of and directed by Luca Garino - an Italian sound artist and composer, based in Turin. Souffle offers scenes of attentive and mimetic presences in dialogue with other presences. Interior and exterior environments, and the various forms of life and/or non-life that inhabit them. They are integral assets to these scenes, and make up these other presences.

When an exterior environment meets an interior environment, one may only pass via permissible openings, analogous to the mouths and branchial derivations of Pilau, the giant Piraïba fish which lives in the Amazon river basin, to which the Wayãpi of the French Guiana dedicate a traditional dance, that must be sung in the course of a single day. These openings are where information flows and interchanges from the other to the familiar; an ephemeral exchange which we can only experience through our single point of view: the human one, and only to the extent of what this perception can reveal.

An interior without openings will suffocate this vital flow; where information is held still, authoritarian thoughts will thrive, and inhabitants become occupants. Perhaps the human bodies should therefore invert and spill out their minds and insides back to the earth - surrendering to entropy, and relinquishing all false dichotomies of separation: Subject / Object, Culture / Nature, Mind / Body, Human / Animal. The environment and its ever-changing perspectives are the 'protagonists', within which living beings express themselves (all of them, indiscriminately, both in stillness and in movement).

File under: Field Recordings
Cat. number: AARCD-02
Year: 2020