I have come across Italian futurism from 1900s-20s that explores motion, light and atmosphere. This adds a historical context to my piece - Benedetta Cappa and Giacomo Balla are both futurist painters, later in the futurist movement between both world wars. Futurists were originally concerned with fascism and right wing values, celebrating the rise of technology and urban modernity. It was one of the only movements to explore this political view at this time.
The images show clear repetitive lines and shapes with strong bold colours. In my double exposure of videos from the train windows going opposite directions, I am showing the exact opposite of this... as a form of resistance. I would like to question the use of certainty in portraying light and motion. The futurists captured it as if they were fixing it in time. I want to show the forms reclaiming themselves through video.
"At first the art of music sought purity, limpidity and sweetness of sound. Then different sounds were amalgamated, care being taken, however, to caress the ear with gentle harmonies. Today music, as it becomes continually more complicated, strives to amalgamate the most dissonant, strange and harsh sounds. In this way we come ever closer to noise-sound."
Luigi Russolo wrote the Art of Noises manifesto which has been a key reference point for sound artists. His art music/sound aimed to expand the variety of tones and sounds included in music in order to celebrate the rise of urban life and the machine.
How it relates: I would like to place music that celebrates all of the sounds of the machine combined with musical instruments with the body language of people moving showing our negative attitudes towards machines in public transport - show our post-modern perspective on machines, how we don't appreciate them, take them for-granted and complain about them all the time but keep using them still, not willing to provide an alternative.
"This limited circle of pure sounds must be broken, and the infinite variety of “noise-sound” conquered.