Brian Eno for Trentino: 77 Million Paintings for Beseno

Spectacular audiovisual installation by the eclectic British artist at Castel Beseno in August 2022

A true icon of international contemporary culture, Eno is one of the most significant artists of our time. Starting from an idea of art as a form of expression capable of interacting with the environment and the spectator, he uses different media to merge music and figurative arts, creating veritable "soundscapes" in which to immerse the spectator.

Using displays, constantly moving images and loudspeakers, he creates a combinatorial game with infinite variations of shapes, lights and sounds, where not everything is always as it appears and everything changes imperceptibly, as in life, in a random and inexorable way.

The Beseno Castle will be the scene of a spectacular large-scale audiovisual installation: 77 Million Paintings for Beseno. Brian Eno has in fact chosen the majestic walls of Castel Beseno as the "canvas" on which to animate the infinite visual combinations of his most famous work. Conceived as "visual music", 77 Million Paintings stems from Brian Eno's constant research into light as an artistic medium and his desire to explore the new aesthetic possibilities offered by technology: by superimposing in random order the layers of 400 paintings made by Eno himself, a software generates 77 million combinations without ever repeating. Synchronised with the visual work in motion, a unique and unrepeatable sound carpet comes to life, such that no sound will be heard a second time. 

77 Million Paintings for Beseno is a spectacular work that, through the projection of a combination of constantly changing paintings, will create a "painting of light" on the East Walls of Castel Beseno (an area of about 1,500 m2 - 100 m x 15 m). Every Friday and Saturday, from 19 August to 10 September 2022, eight evening events will be organised to present the work to the public. Under the starry sky, viewers will have the opportunity to indulge and lose themselves in millions of combinations of paintings and music. 

The installation will be set up on the dates:

- August 19-20, 26-27
- September 2-3, 9-10

(ab) - Source: Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara