Sesamo

2013
material, color and weight: various (wood, aluminum, iron, bronze and glass)
Voice: unique SESAMO is a personalized sculptural work based on voices and sounds. The consequential “Sound waves” are transformed into a 3D sculpture.
The sculpture can either be suspended like a mobile or fixed on an entrance gate, as its hollow tubes capture the sound of the wind.

[Sesamo  can be realised with other words and in other materials like  iron, bronze and glass]

As the famous phrase ‘Open Sesame’ reveals treasure behind closed doors, so these personalized sculptural works reveal beauty and uniqueness of the individual.

Drawing from previous works with sound (such as Profili d’Artista) Sesamo explores the power and potential of the human voice which is as unique as the fingerprint. From recordings of the collector’s voice, the resulting sound waves are transformed into a sculpture which can be suspended like a mobile or fixed on a structure. Voice is given physical form. As the hollow tubes are caught in the wind, the work responds, producing its own melody. In this example, it is the voice of the owner alone who can unlock the gates to reveal the rich collection within.

The collector chose the poem ‘Voyelles’ by Arthur Rimbaud for all the gates. Main entrance ( picture): “ A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu”

Gate southside
A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes
Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles 

Gate west side
O, suprême Clairon plein des strideurs étranges,
Silences traversés des [Mondes et des Anges]:
—O l’Oméga, rayon violet de [Ses] Yeux!