Le banc
works in consultation, sound performances,
radio broadcasts and publications in newspaper


Le banc (die Bank / La panca) – trilingual versions French/German/Italian
exhibition Con-Sens, AR/GE Kunst, Galleria Museo, Bolzano/Bozen, 2006 (cur. Catherine Grout)


In the city of Bolzano/Bozen, located on the border of Germany and Italy, benches have been specially designed and geographically placed to allow to look at the landscape and the horizon either of the German side, or on the Italian side by flipping the file on one side or the other.

Several devices for a series of 8 stereo sound pieces in trilingual versions. Around an editing specific to each story, three present languages: French and its translation (in reported speech) into the two languages (Italian and German) used in the city.
Oral translation in german by Ruth Gamper and in Italian by Massimo Prandini.

These trilingual pieces can be listened in whole or in fragments on several devices in the public space:
– free collective listening sessions in a bar, a youth hostel (with the presence of the artist) or to organize at home (by borrowing a CD and a a brief instruction manual)
– daily broadcasts interrupting the news every hour on two local public radio stations
– full page publications of a selection of transcriptions and translations in local newspapers
– access in the gallery, meeting and information point of the scattered exhibition: listening with headphones and documentation in consultation

extrait 1 français / allemand / italien

excerpt 1 French/German/Italian

extrait 2

extrait 2

excerpt 2 French/German/Italian

extrait 1 français / allemand / italien


extrait 2 français / allemand / italien

Galleria Museo, in consultation or to borrow – photos 1-2-3 D.P. / 4 Martin Pardatscher

sound performances in bar and youth hostel – photos 1 Ivo Corrà / 2 Catherine Grout

publications in newspapers Corriere dell’ Alto Adige / Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung



interview with Sabine Gamper, Con-Sens, catalogue of the exhibition Con-Sens, Galleria Museo, 2006, En./Ger./It.
publication Corriere dell’ Alto Adige, July 7, par Dominique Petitgand, Bolzano, 2006, Fr./Ger./It.
publication Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung, May 31, par Dominique Petitgand, Bozen, 2006, Fr./Ger./It.