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MARIA CHIARA FAGIOLI

MARIA CHIARA FAGIOLI
MARIA CHIARA FAGIOLI
Photo by Antonio Barrella
MARIA CHIARA FAGIOLI
MARIA CHIARA FAGIOLI

Multi-faceted is putting it mildly. «Travelling between material and anti-material», she says. She began to write with light at primary school, «a Nikon fan at birth by error, to follow unforgettable

journeys and experiments with analogical, film rolls overlapping and the precious nature of the grain with black and white». She has a passion for surrealists and is working on a portfolio about

metaphysics and the Renaissance.

In all that fertile disorder, music appears. This is how Maria Chiara Fagioli transposed the notes of a song into a new chromatic visual standard applied to an “instrumental canvas”. A visual  alchemist, or so she calls herself. With “Synaesthesia – Do you want to see the Music?”, Fagioli has encoded a standard of her own invention and has applied it to a painter’s canvas with six rips in it and a LED. The project is a new simplified musical code, invented to be played by two or more instruments in a single tetragram. This is a physical idea, born from a photograph exam, that then travelled along, always assuming new shapes.

She has translated the song “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel in her instrumental canvas, the one with six rips and a LED, and the music can be seen shining through the coloured

luminous stars.

Every dot, every sequence is a musical beat. A line is an instrument. Triangle and squares appear thanks to a projector that can map the notes and make them dance. 3 lines, each a pentagram of the old notes, where a new visual musical code is applied, invented by her, that allows music to be visible. This could also be useful for explaining music to those who cannot hear it. Or gently introduce musical education to very young children.

The story has been written by Gabriele Di Fronzo, writer.

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