Marco Fusinato’s DESASTRES, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor is an experimental noise project that synchronises sound with image and takes the form of a durational solo performance as installation.
Fusinato performed live in the Australia Pavilion for 200 days using an electric guitar as a signal generator into mass amplification to improvise slabs of noise, saturated feedback and discordant intensities that trigger a deluge of images. The resulting all-consuming experience is open for the audience to interpret and make sense of.
Almost 400,000 attendees visited the pavilion in 2022 in a broad mix of global socio-demographics, sparking conversations that speak to Australia’s positioning in the world, including contemporary values that reflect the now.
The Australia Council for the Arts is the commissioner for Australia’s National Participation at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
selection of pages from the Score for DESASTRES, 2022
facsimile on Edition Peters manuscript paper
each 30.3 x 45.5 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.
Artistic team 2022
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