June 26th, 2013 10:00 AM to
June 28th, 2013 6:00 PM
Via Senese 68 - Florence
Contemporary English artist, William Furlong, will invade Florence this summer, as his sonorous works will be featured in a special exhibit, as well as inspire art students to create a similar piece in a separate installation. From June 26 to July 27, the Villa Romana presents Speaking to Others: Who Speaks to Who, a newly conceptualized project commissioned to Furlong, and especially created for the spaces of Villa Romana. The work gathers together the voices of select artists of extreme import, all recorded by William Furlong between 1973 and 2007 in relation to his collaborative project with Audio Arts. Who Speaks to Who develops the idea of a composite conversation, consisting of a montage of original recordings made at diverse times and in diverse locations, in which Furlong met with the artists and spoke individually with them. Meanwhile, students have taken this idea and applied it their own way, as the Florence Dance Center will host the installation, Vi.Vo: Villa Voices, until June 28. The work presents a labyrinth of sounds made up of resident artists of Villa Romana: it is a metaphor for conversation, in terms of its dynamics and its process of conceptualization.
The Villa Romana is located on Via Senese, 68 in Florence, while the Florence Dance Center is located on Borgo della Stella, 23r in Florence.