Rhythmic Encounters

Friday, October 20 at 5-9 pm


A K E A (sound duo)

Mercedes Marín (visuals)


Rhythmic Encounters is a project aiming to gather disciplines whose representation empowers the other. It is the case of sound and moving image, two techniques that quite often can be found complementing each other. For the two events in which this exhibition unfolds, the artists Mercedes Marin (visual artist) and A K E A (sound duo composed by Riccardo Marcucci and Marco Simioni) collaborated to produce a new body of work, consisting of experimental sound and 3D scenarios. They generate dialog and invite the public to participate of an immersive experience whose narrative’ structure will progress during the length of each event. Questioning the possibilities of expression and relation between people, art and space, the exhibition will generate an interactive audio-visual experience that recalls the idea of a concert and of a gallery visit. The juxtaposition of the works will activate various sensations on the spectator, who will become an active participant, and whose presence is fundamental to complete the work.


The project will present new commissions by A K E A and Mercedes Marín. The sounds and images will be pre-produced for Chalton Gallery and intervened during the second session at Corsica Studios, creating a similar environment, but highlighting the parallel behaviors that the public shows in the two spaces.


Rhythmic Encounters is curated by Natalia Benitez and Alba Folgado.