Assisted Installations

Icaro Zorbar

Festivals: M:ST 6 Biennial | October 15 - 27, 2012.

Working with an accumulation of mechanical and electronic music players, Zorbar adjusts the standard operation of these devices to place these machines into conversation with each other, transforming them by creating new relationships between the mechanical components. In these projects, Zorbar establishes a precarious balance of machines and music, objects and sound. The works have an ephemeral quality as many last just as long as the side of a record, a cassette tape or sometimes just the length of a song. There is also a poignant charm to these installations, creating a romantic anthropomorphic quality with the machines he plays with. From October 16–19, he will be residing in a studio at EMMEDIA, where you can drop by to see his process. For his presentation during the M:ST Festival, Zorbar will present a “mini concert” at TRUCK Gallery with three different performances.