Sonic Somatic: October 5-8
Centro Commerciale di Novoli
via di Novoli 10
Looking for something a little different this weekend? Hop over to Novoli, the neighborhood on the northern side of Florence, for the third edition of Sonic Somatic, three days of contemporary art, sound walks, installation and music. All the events will happen at the Centro Commerciale di Novoli, a shopping center in the newly built residential, university and commercial complex of San Donato. Sound like an unusual location for art? The Sonic Somatic team wanted to bring the festival an area on the outskirts of Florence that has undergone a significant amount of growth in recent years but remains beyond the usual cultural circuit of the city. The unconventional setting will in fact become the focal point of series of Electrical Walks, guided by pioneer sound artist Christina Kubisch in which participants wear special headphones that detect electromagnetic phenomena beyond our range of vision. There will also be video and audio installations, performances and guided listening sessions, all of which focus in some way on the perception and experience of sound. Don't miss A Textural Journey, a taste installation by Josefin Vargö and Ayhan Aydin in collaboration with Johannes Burström that connects the experience of food and sound. There will also be a taste workshop entitled Taste the Change of Frequencies where participants will study how sound affects the sense of taste.
Find out more and view the complete program here.