Sound Fossil I. Plane

Alessandro Perini
Sound Fossil I. Plane
machine for shaking clay
(2018)

Part of a cycle of three works about the geomorphic forces seen as sound.


(photo by the author)

A custom-made machine shakes liquid clay for days, until it solidifies. The movement reproduces a historical seismography from 1887, recorded in the same area where the clay is found. The resulting solidified piece of soil incorporates, from a morphogenetic perspective,  the oscillating wave which describes the old earthquake.


From left to right: seismography of the 1887 earthquake, as recorded in Moncalieri; pendulum seismograph; drawing of a pendulum seismograph.


Thumbnail/cover by Marco Ranieri
Photos by Guido Suardi


Part of:
IperPianalto Exhibition
Curated by Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna

Final exhibition of the residence project organized by Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte and GAM /Turin, and promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo.

June 23rd, 24th, 25th 2018
Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino (To), Italy

2 thoughts on “Sound Fossil I. Plane

  1. Pingback: Sound Fossil II. Spiral | Alessandro Perini

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