TORRI is presenting Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini at LOOP14
FLORIAN PUGNAIRE & DAVID RAFFINI
Energie Sombre, 2012
15’, single channel, HD video, color, sound
«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.
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,
Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini born in 1980 and 1982 respectively. They live and work in Nice, France.