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Jonna Kina: Objects and Sounds

24 September - 20 November 2019
curated by Manuela Pacella

On Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 19:00 Fondazione Pastificio Cerere will be presenting Objects and Sounds, the first solo show in Italy of the Finnish artist Jonna Kina, curated by Manuela Pacella.

The project has received the patronage of the Finnish Embassy in Rome and has been made possible thanks to Project Grant 2019 by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the support of Finnish Cultural Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

The main core of the exhibition is Arr. for a Scene, a short film shot in 35mm, whose protagonists are part of an artistic category that has been operating secretly for over a century, to make it so that our perception of the cinematographic reality is as accurate as possible, they are the Foley artists, in honour of the American Jack Foley, pioneer of the cinema sound effects. The objects used by the Foley artists, often absurd and completely different from the sound they reproduce (for example inflated balloons can be used to emulate the cooing of pigeons), are the subject of photographs taken by Kina, dated 2013, Foley Objects, a collection of which is present in the exhibition.
That sound is the undisputed protagonist of the exhibition – loud, silent, and statuesque – is also deduced by the triptych Score of Arr. for a Scene (2017) in which Kina, with the guidance of the composer Lauri Supponen, has given a visual shape on paper to those same sounds created by the protagonists of the movie.

Educational activities are expected, which will take place in collaboration with RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts.

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Jonna Kina, Arr. for a Scene, 2017. 35 mm film transferred to 4K/HD, 5min 18 sec, stereo / 5.1. Video stills. Courtesy of the artist