TORRI is presenting Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini at LOOP14

LOOP Barcelona
May 16, 2014 5:27PM

Energie Sombre, 2012
15’, single channel, HD video, color, sound


Presented by TORRI (Paris) at #LOOP14

«Chja­mi ris­pon­di» is a Cor­si­can cho­ral tra­di­tion, a ver­bal and poe­tic joust based on im­pro­vi­sa­tion. Each sin­ger confronts the others on se­lec­ted themes and me­lo­dies, res­pec­ting strict pro­so­dic rules. A po­ly­pho­nic har­mo­ny arises from the po­ten­tial vio­lence of the confron­ta­tion, just like in the work of Flo­rian Pu­gnaire and David Raf­fi­ni: even though they have been col­la­bo­ra­ting since 2006, they conti­nue to de­ve­lop their own in­di­vi­dual ar­tis­tic vo­ca­bu­la­ry. This modus ope­ran­di al­lows Flo­rian Pu­gnaire and David Raf­fi­ni to pur­sue their re­search on the ex­plo­ra­tion of mat­ter, which is sub­ject to all kind of dis­tor­tion and unex­pec­ted contex­tua­li­sa­tion. The 15-​mi­nutes video concen­trates all the leit­mo­tifs dear to this Nice-​ba­sed duo: no man’s land, speed, mo­tors, me­cha­nisms worth of an in­fer­nal ma­chine, metal clat­ter, des­troyed ve­hicles, cra­cked clay.

Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini born in 1980 and 1982 respectively. They live and work in Nice, France.



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