- 08 - 12 Jun 2022
- Editors’ Pick
Singing Enzo Mari The Function of Esthetic Research Listening Sessions
Playing on the duality of the Italian word opera, as the term for a work of art and an opera in the musical sense, the listening sessions transform Mari’s words into a sensorial performance in which the audience is able to hear his utopia through an unusual voice.
Focusing on his book The Function of Esthetic Research (1970), which has become a rare physical artefact, only accessible to few, the listening sessions convert Mari’s words into an original musical encounter thanks to specialised computer-aided singing technology. In this way Mari’s thinking is brought into public discourse, away from the printed page: ideas are untethered from their original format, unleashed into the world, ready for unsuspecting minds to absorb and make their own. Liberated, open to the public and free of charge, this is your chance to experience Enzo Mari’s work like never before.
Singing Enzo Mari The Function of Esthetic Research Listening Sessions take place in Ncontemporary Milan gallery space, installed within the ongoing show Things that fall, with works by Cristian Chironi, Erin O’Keefe and Studio65.