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Sep, 2017

Black Noise – curated by Ekmel Ertan & Işın Önol at Akbank Art Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Black Noise 

Curators: Ekmel Ertan & Işın Önol 

Akbank Art Beyoğlu
İstiklal Cad. No:8
34435 Beyoğlu-İstanbul

September 9th – November 18th 2017 

Opening: 08 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:30

Artists: Burak Arıkan, Servet Cihangiroğlu, Didem Erk, Richard Jochum, Mirko Lazović, Cengiz Tekin, Anna Vasof 

In fields such as audio engineering, electronics and physics the colour of noise refers to the spectrum of energy that it carries. White, pink or black noise have different characteristics. Black noise is a type of noise where the dominant energy level is zero throughout all frequencies, with occasional sudden rises; it is also defined as silence. 

Contrary to general consideration, sound and silence are not each other’s opposite, but they are mutually inclusive. Their complex relationship becomes visible in this impossible set: sound is a superset of silence, and silence of sound; and both are contained by that which they contain. Silence has a sound, and with it, a measurable, transformable power. The opposite of this proposition is also possible: when sound loses its content, context, and meaning, it is transformed into noise, and noise into silence. Becoming silent and silencing do not point to a loss of power, and neither does the presence of noise refer to the existence, or the acquisition of power.


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