Disegnare Oggetti Sonori (Designing Sound Objects) is billed as the first international exhibition on the relationship between design and sound.
HÃ©lio Radio solare by LÃ©a Longis, photo: VÃ©ronique Huyghe
Curated by Domitilla Dardi and Elisabetta Pisu, and presented by Fondazione Musica per Roma and the IMF Foundation, DOS is “an exclusive journey among products, installations and performances, featuring great international designers whose research focuses on sound – also the source of inspiration for their artistic creations.”
Sofuto by Ombretta Valenti and Silvia Gemma
The goal of the exhibition is to give the observer a new perspective, to discover new, more active and multisensory ways to relate to the objects. Says DOS, “Because ‘things’ are alive, they ‘speak’ their own language and unveil a soul made of sounds… the vibrations emanated by these unique objects transform it into a perceptive and experiential dimension.”
Infrasons by Matali Crasset, photo: MICA Gallery
Loudspeakers by past and present designers such Castiglioni, Zanuso and Starck will be featured in the exhibition as well as Ross Lovegrove’s Kef Muon loudspeakers, presented to the public in Italy for the first time.
Airpiano by Omer Yosha, played by Jo Hamilton
Also on display will be innovative and experimental musical instruments such as Omer Yosha’s AirPiano and everyday objects like the Sapper kettle for Alessi, and the original personalized door bells by Munari and Mosconi shown at the “Invece del campanello” (Instead of a door bell) exhibition.
Quintetto by Quiet Ensemble
The exhibition will also include artistic installations by Ferreri, Quiet ensemble and Mischer’Traxler, and new ideas by young international talents working on sound, noise and silence in exceptionally new ways.
Change the Record by Paul Cocksedge, photo: Mark Cocksedge
The exhibition will also include a full program of satellite activities; performances and didactic workshops including “Colour Chaser” by Japanese sound designer Yuri Suzuki.
The Alarming Clock by Natalie Duckett
Admission to DOS – Disegnare Oggetti Sonori is free for all visitors and the exhibition will take place in the foyer of the IMF Foundation in Rome, Italy from February 2 to 24, 2013.