Anna Nova Gallery presents the exhibition of Alice Kern, winner of the 6th Contest for Young Artists "New Projects for Anna Nova".
The contest judges, in particular, Dmitry Ozerkov, head of the Hermitage Contemporary Art section, Valentin Dyakonov, curator of Garage Museum, and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, curator of the 14th Istanbul Biennale, declared her project ‘Voice Cooling Tests’ the most revolutionary one.
"Voice Cooling Tests" is an artistic research project. At the exhibition visitors will get an insight into the results of the research of voice functioning in different situations. Several devices will be presented – the Exerciser-activator, the Voicecooler, the Deformating-box. They will be extracting the voice from the body and cool it. The voice cooling can be understood in different ways – for instance, as the process of critical distances creation. At the exhibition, one will be able to witness cooling of several sound types, like directions, singing, crowd buzzing, and see voice burns on safety panels, which are supposed to demonstrate the power of the heated voice.
The exhibition space will be transformed according to needs of viewer’s attention-control. In turn, the sound at the exhibition is going to act as an independent subtance, constructing imaginary spaces. Moreover, the visitors will be offered take-away instructions on how to make their own devices for voice cooling.