Lolo & Sosaku normally work with stripped back mechanisms, purely functional automatons that generate surprising sound effects and music, in some cases delicate and subtle and in others explosive and resounding, to give us a clear view of the mysterious nature of automata. A curious, daring approach that breathes life into apparently inanimate objects, following in the footsteps of the early pianolas and automata from different cultures, of which Japanese mechanised puppets are an outstanding example. Lolo & Sosaku’s creations are sure to intrigue and move spectators. Behind the automated mechanisms we can always detect the presence of the authors, their sensitivity and their personal and creative restlessness. We are confronted with something “living” that addresses us forcibly despite its cold, impersonal and apparently inexpressive exterior. On this occasion, a monumental tower of pianos fitted with robotic arms that press, roll over and scrape the strings and keys creates a compound device that reinterprets the role of the most iconic instrument in the western tradition of classical music. It is both a tribute and a transgression, reminding us that death and renewal go hand in hand.
- From 17 February to 17 July 2023
- Admission with tickets for concerts in Hall 1 Pau Casals
- Foyer Sala 1 Pau Casals
- Large Format Installations
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