The departure point for “Prompted” is a shared fascination by the three invited artists and the curator for spaces of ambiguity opened up by aural works. The works selected for each of the artists configure the contrast that exist between an authorial voice framing an artistic experience and images recorded simply with live recording and surround sound.
Catalina Niculescu’s film looks at the resonance of the interiors and exteriors of the Cite Radieuse, the renowned building complex designed in Marseille, Southern France, by architect Le Corbusier. The artist performs the place with the aid of a portable sculpture of her own making: it folds and unfolds and measures the space, drawing the viewer’s attention to materials, light fixtures and transient passageways.
In his film, Italian artist Diego Marcon reconstructs the visual journey and manual process leading to the production of postcards, with simple gestures and cinematic close ups, he succeeds in suggesting how memories are generated, transmitted and eventually sent off to family, friends and loved ones.
Through her hypnotic tales narrated with the artist’s disembodied voice, Clare Gasson whispers in the listener’s ears effortless poetic riddles that have the power of constructing new worlds in the receiver’s brain and heighten any sense of perception.