MANUEL FOIS
1995

Through painting and multimedia installation, Manuel Fois’ work investigates the concept of language transmigration and the relationship between virtual and physical image. In the present, where daily events are strongly influenced by technology, his research develops from long audio recordings that are made using commonly used devices such as microphones, smartphones, and voice assistants. From these sessions, shorter audio tracks are selected, which, introduced in a conversion software, are translated into graphic spectra, which are the basis of his two-dimensional work. The resulting images, in fact, as the last step, are reproduced manually on mirrored surfaces and black glass plates with a silk-screen process. Reflecting on the idea of transposition from one language to another, each work appears as a visual translation that maintains a direct correspondence with the original audio file.



Selected Exhibitions:

2021
Between 99HFD3L and P023ESB, Galleria 10 A.M. ART, Milan, IT
Extrusion, Nighttimestory, Los Angeles, US
X_minimal, Cassina Projects, Milan, IT
How does one think of nothing?, FF Projects, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, MX
2019
Bring to the ground, Spazio Orr, Brescia, IT
Rotary Prize, Musei Civici, Vicenza, IT 2018
Flexible Distances, Galleria Macca, Cagliari, IT
The Wall Project, Artoday projects, Milan, IT
Tràdito/Tradito, Deanesi Gallery, Trento, IT
2017
Sound paintings, Central Saint Martins, London, UK 2015
Sound Recordings, Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, DE
The Long Now, Berlin Atonal 2015, live performance, Berlin, DE