post-title João Penalva | People on Air | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 18.02.-15.04.2017

João Penalva | People on Air | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 18.02.-15.04.2017

João Penalva | People on Air | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 18.02.-15.04.2017

João Penalva | People on Air | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 18.02.-15.04.2017

until 15.04. | #1057ARTatBerlin | Galerie Thomas Schulte presents from 18th February 2017 the exhibition “People on Air” by the artist João Penalva.

On view in the Corner Space of Galerie Thomas Schulte will be People on Air, a large wall installation by João Penalva. At the heart of this silent installation is the theme of sound: the black-and-white photographs show sound artists at work, producing sound effects for live radio programmes during the 1940s and 1950s, while their short captions describe how a wide range of objects and substances were used to create atmosphere and suspense for live broadcast programmes and help the listeners follow and visualise the action. In his installation Penalva reverses the audience’s role. In the same way noise and sound were used to trigger mental images in those early radio days, Penalva evokes an entirely silent soundscape through images and text.

Vernissage: Friday, 17th February 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition period: Saturday, 18th February to Saturday, 15th April 2017

Zur Galerie Thomas Schulte

 

Image caption: João Penalva: People on Air, 2014 (Detail)

Exhibition João Penalva – Galerie Thomas Schulte – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin

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