Seconds in Value

Seconds in Value represents a fragment where the music and the disegno are revealed in fragments of seconds, denying their status as mysticized forms of a romantic genius. The relation between the two arts is shaped by duration – a time understood as a process of transmission and reception. In this way, the collaboration between Andreea Vlăduț and Carmen Casiuc had the ambition to create a space where the artistic practice and the public are engaged in an unmediated encounter. The displaying project is thus configured as a self-reflexive exercise regarding the role that the artist, the art object and the public perform. (Carmen Casiuc, designer expo Seconds in Value)

Graphic elements surround sound notes. As intensity and duration leave marks on the consciousness, images receive shape, form and start to build objects. This way a type of materialization, that is in a permanent interdependence between sound and object, appears. The object’s perception can’t visually exist, can’t communicate alone without sound.

The project is a sound and wind experiment. The recorded sound belongs to the wind, to which is added objects made of metal, wood, plastic, glass, and the sound of fans. An interaction between a natural element, the wind, and human made elements is created. Therefore the composition and the orchestrate takes shape. The fans, as human made objects, have the role of simulating and translating the motion of the wind. Using this experiment I am trying to prove that the simplest of sounds hide something special and the instrument that I created will be able to represent these sounds on paper. I found a personal translation from the sound the wind makes, that may lack the idea of a normal melody, it can become a pure abstraction and can even become a way to communicate. And so I chose the wind as a communication element. I’m using a physical element, the wind, that transforms into mater, the energy of the fans, that eventually in turn creates a metaphysical impression. I tried to create a balance between mater and spirit. The result may be different because of the multitude of perceptions from the receiver. A sort of multiple translation.

Seconds in Value - Installation

The video installation simulated a quartet, that performed a 25 minute or 1500 second concert. The videos represented 4 moments of the experiment.

Selected snippets from the exhibition Seconds in Value, dated July 12, 2016, hosted at Make a Point in Bucharest, Romania.


Seconds in Value - Book

The book features visual representations derived from the experiments, organized in accordance with the duration of each experiment. Its composition unfolds as follows:

900 seconds
1200 seconds
3000 seconds
7200 seconds
10800 seconds

 Seconds in Value Book . © Graphomat