Quiet Ensemble is able to make us pay attention to the most quotidian events and find their beauty; in this case through the movement of beta fish in rectangular fish tanks.
Art collective transforms fish into tiny composers /
The Roman collective, Quiet Ensemble, observes the balance of coincidence and the quotidian, giving life to subjects made from the perfect combination of organic natural elements and artificial nature. What they do best is guide our attention towards the apparently insignificant (like the movement of a beta fish inside a rectangular fish tank, or perhaps the movement of a fly though the air) and endowing these aspects with beauty.
Their performance/installation “Quintetto” (the video above) is naturally composed by a beta fish quintet. These tiny fishes might not be aware of what's going on, but each of their movement has a consequence. Placed on high tanks, their movements are monitored and transformed into sound. A different tank is assigned to each fish, so that the installation gives a certain sense of order to the otherwise spontaneous, a sense of importance to the trivial.
When the fish are seen from this perspective they undoubtedly become great dancers and the most sensitive of composers.Tagged: contemporary art, multidisciplinary art, Quiet ensemble, performance, installation