Neeko Paluzzi: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS | July 19 - August 4
Opening Reception: Friday, July 19th, 2019, 6pm-9pm
Show Runs: July 19 - August 4
Location: Studio Sixty Six, 858 Bank Street unit 101
Featuring Neeko Paluzzi's Goldberg Variations
In Paluzzi’s The goldberg variations, there are thirty-two photographs, each visualizing a single Aria or Variation from Bach’s score recorded by Glenn Gould in 1955 and 1981. The 1955 recording, in particular, reinvigorated an interest in Bach’s Goldberg Variations because of Gould’s fast-paced tempi and clinical finger movements, bringing the baroque composer into the 20th century. As an older and more reserved performer, Gould’s second recording, in 1981, was noticeably different with a slower tempo overall. The top portion of the photograph visualizes Gould’s 1955 recording, whereas the bottom portrays the 1981 recording. In order to match the tonal range of a particular piece of music, Paluzzi uses darkroom equipment as a musical instrument, operating the aperture of the enlarger lens, contrast filters, and the timer to make sound into light.