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Tracce Mnemoniche, 2024

Mnemonic Traces is a 24/7 sound installation located inside the Lavatoio (wash house) of Santa Veneranda, Pesaro. Submerged in water, an underwater speaker diffuses the melody sung by Anna Caterina Cornacchini, a soprano, from Gioachino Rossini’s Petit messe solennelle, composed in 1863, five years before his death. The work was the last of the Pesaro composer. Through a handwritten note on the sheet, Rossini asks God to grant him paradise.

With Mnemonic Traces, Andreoni inserts himself into the landscape and existing architecture, reflecting on the original significance of the lavatoio, whose source was known since the 3rd-2nd century BC for its therapeutic properties and to connect people with a spiritual dimension.

In a temporal short circuit, water becomes the medium of contact with history, and the melody becomes the traces of memories that it holds beyond the world.

Text by Caterina Angelucci

(24/7 Underwater Sound Installation, audio recording in loop 24/7, underwater speaker)

Dimensions: variable

Realised for Pesaro Italian Capital of Culture 2024

Commissioned by: La Fondazione Pescheria – Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro Italian Capital of Culture 2024

Thanks: Daniele Vimini, Matteo Ricci, Giordano Tamanti, Ugo Schiaratura, Vito Maulucci, Mara Polloni, Kyra Santaniello, Massimo & Mara, Maura Nobilini & Giorgia Ottalevi, Anna Caterina Cornacchini, Alessandro Ciuffetti, Gianluca Stefanelli, Alessandro Ambrosini, Tommaso Lodovici, Maurizio Mazzini, Domenico Amoruso, Gessi Marco, Centro Operativo Comune di Pesaro, La Fondazione Pescheria – Centro Arti Visive, The City of Pesaro, Santa Veneranda & Le Cinque Torri, SLAM Metal, Naïve Recording Studio and il Comune di Pesaro.

Video Documentation coming soon

Installation view Friedrich Andreoni – Tracce mnemoniche, 2024 (Sound installation, audio recording in loop 24/7, underwater speaker)
Installation view Friedrich Andreoni – Tracce mnemoniche, 2024 (Sound installation, audio recording in loop 24/7, underwater speaker)
Installation view Friedrich Andreoni – Tracce mnemoniche, 2024 (Sound installation, audio recording in loop 24/7, underwater speaker)
Installation view Friedrich Andreoni – Tracce mnemoniche, 2024 (Sound installation, audio recording in loop 24/7, underwater speaker)