White is where possibility
dwells / exists.
Blanco (The White Garden) is the space where childhood express
the purest sounds of its own again.
White allows us
to hear again our most innocent voices ... the voices of child´s
And if we open that
space the existence plays and we gradually become transformed
in those sounds, in those colours ...
White is the possibility
of colour, is the colour that pours it out permitting / allowing
the Silence ... is the silence that enables us to sing in the
Empty and plenitude,
breathing of white and silence, the possibility that the world
We are very interested
to deal with sound colour and to inhabit resonance.
This process was gradually deeper and , at least in some aspects,
colour in the paintings made by one of us. After many years of
work, José Marchi´s visuals was submitted to a growing
vanishing treatment of characters and colours. Our sound installation
El Jardin Blanco (The White Garden) from 2001 was deeply linked
to this process and we´ve noticed that white colour ( and
white diatonic sounds ) were a kind of sound world plenty of
different luminous possibilities.
By the other hand,
we knew many inspiring readings that could let us know
some understanding about feelings / ideas on the white kind of
After some time, we knew the insightful writings by Alaska based
composer John Luther Adams . --"White is not the absence
of color," says Adams "It is the fullness of light.
Silence is not the absence of sound. It is the presence of stillness.
As the Inuit have known for centuries, and as painters from Malevich
to Ryman have shown us more recently, whiteness embraces many
hues, textures, and nuances." Another good example of vanishing
colour field are the paintings by Mark Rothko and its particular
sense "beyond the painting" in a place like
and feelings "beyond" the paintings, the sounds and
resonances. But firmly rooted in resonances.
Marchi Daniel Varela
Buenos Aires/ Argentina