Current / Archive

Archive


decomposition.png

Recorded in Loughborough’s Carillon over the course of a weekend, Sam Belinfante’s  To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium.

Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—this audiovisual installation explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.

Installed in the ground floor of the Carillon tower, in a space ordinarily used to display objects from the Carillon Museum collection, the film celebrates small acts of care while reflecting on the impossibility of reversing material entropy. Whilst the Carillon is an enduring musical symbol of Loughborough, Belinfante’s approach eschews more obvious explorations of identity for a quiet meditation on the caring processes that are integral to all musical performances, instruments and the maintenance of a place’s identity. Sound, curation and performance intertwine in a struggle of preservation and de-composition.  

Sam Belinfante is an artist and musician making film and photographic work, often in collaboration with with other musicians and composers. His practice incorporates curating, sound, and performance. He has a long-term interest in the cross-overs between the visual and the sonic; and the ways in which the sonic may be considered visual. Recent projects include On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017); This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17); The Curves of the Needle at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery (both 2015). He curated and participated in The Voice and The Lens, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, which toured to Whitechapel Gallery as part of Spitalfields Festival in June 2014. Recent performances include Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Arts Centre and Supernormal Festival, UK (2016). Sam is an Academic Fellow in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice at the University of Leeds.

Picture: Laura Purseglove/Radar

Search

Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 948

Join our Mailing List

Facebook

Twitter