Marco Fusinato
DESASTRES
Australia Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

DESAS­TRES is an exper­i­men­tal noise project that syn­chro­nis­es sound with image and takes the form of a dura­tional solo per­for­mance as instal­la­tion. The artist per­forms dur­ing the open­ing hours of the Bien­nale – a total of 200 days. Fusina­to is per­form­ing live in the pavil­ion using an elec­tric gui­tar as a sig­nal gen­er­a­tor into mass ampli­fi­ca­tion to impro­vise slabs of noise, sat­u­rat­ed feed­back and dis­cor­dant inten­si­ties that trig­ger a del­uge of images onto a free­stand­ing floor-to-ceil­ing LED wall. The images are sourced via a stream of words that have been put into an open search across mul­ti­ple online plat­forms. The mass index­ing is a mess – a morass of dis­parate and dis­con­nect­ed ran­dom­ly gen­er­at­ed images. There is no theme as such; rather the immer­sive encounter with sound and image is open for the audi­ence to inter­pret and make sense of. The intent is to cre­ate some kind of hal­lu­ci­na­tion, ela­tion in dis­ori­en­ta­tion and exhaus­tion from confusion.

Curat­ed by Alex­ie Glass-Kantor

Com­mis­sioned by Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts

DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di
Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di
Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di
Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di
Venezia, 2022