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La natura delle cose ama celarsi

by Stefano De Ponti

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Impermanenze 42:18
Cimento 14:26


The archive is accessible after purchasing the physical release only.

The archive for this release contains four folders, one for each stage of the project. Inside you’ll find multiple PDFs containing over 200 additional images of conceptual drawings, prototypes, live performances, visual scores and an intimate look into the artist’s personal notebook detailing his thoughts, ideas and processes for the entire work.

Also included is a promotional video and 32 additional audio tracks including that of a live performance and a podcast episode of free sound and textual associations selected from the notebook and from the processing recordings.


released May 24, 2022


Listening to the latent part which is the master of the evident part

La natura delle cose ama celarsi (The nature of things loves to hide) is a research path in perpetual becoming started in 2019, through which I investigate the concept of content dispersion as a direct consequence of contemporary media collapse, facing the dynamics of massification and the accumulation of processes of creation and fruition, placed in relation with the inevitable impermanence that unites everything. The poetic imagery and material peculiarities of Pietra Serena - a gray-blue sandstone used extensively in Renaissance Florence - form the backdrop to a multi-media transient fresco, where planning and the randomness of events cohexist, in which process and work overlap until they merge.

Stefano De Ponti

Work process and landings are visible on:

This is a project created with the contribution of:

NUB Project Space within the Licheni project
Tempo Reale within the KATE Artistic Residency Program
Cava Nardini
Archive Officielle
Radio Papesse

Performed at NUB Project Space on June 17, 2021
Stefano De Ponti, Pietra Serena powder, chak-pur, burned old tapes, prepared speakers, samples, electronic and field recordings

Performed at NUB Project Space on July 01, 2021
Stefano De Ponti, resonant sculptures in Pietra Serena, electronics and field recordings
David Ryan, voice

Performed at Cava Nardini on October 27 2021
Stefano De Ponti, breathing, posture, listening and endurance
Francesco Frosini mixer, resonances and reamp

Monophonic listening devices in Pietra Serena for unrepeatable compositions
Conceived, imagined and created by Stefano De Ponti
Technical support by Giovanni Magaglio and Leonardo Rubboli
Sculpting support by Marco Nardini
Voice over by Alessio Chiappelli and Holly Palmer


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