By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From June 28th through August 1st, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) in Rio de Janeiro will host artist Floriano Romano’s sound installation, “Errância” (Wandering). The exhibition will be held in CCBB RJ’s Sala A Contemporânea and will feature a “massa sonora” (sound mass) with six speakers playing field recordings made by Romano in various neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro.
To record the sounds featured in “Errância,” Romano attached mics on both bodies and bikes and wandered the streets of Rio de Janeiro at night. He traveled to bars in the neighborhoods of Lapa, Praça Tiradentes in Centro, Rocinha, Gávea and Leblon. Added to the natural sounds of the city there are recordings of spoken text/narrations written by Romano.
Romano is a doctoral candidate in Visual Languages and an assistant professor of sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
“Errância” will be the tenth and final work displayed as part of the Prêmio CCBB Contemporâneo (CCBB Contemporary Award) 2015 – 2016 exhibition series.
Since the beginning of 2016, the space has housed the exhibitions and installations of Ricardo Villa, Flávia Bertinato, Alan Borges, and Ana Hupe.
The ten projects of the series were chosen from among 1,823 entries made from across the country.
The opening event for “Errância” will take place on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:30 PM. The exhibition will then be open to the public from June 29th through August 1st.
What: Floriano Romano’s Sound Installation, ” Errância”
When: Opening on Tuesday, June 28th, Running from June 29th through August 1st. Operating hours will be Wednesdays through Mondays 9AM to 9PM.
Where: CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – Centro, Second Floor – Sala A