Un tout, dont je fais partie
sound installation with 4 speakers
collection of Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg
solo exhibition Un tout, dont je fais partie, L’Aubette 1928, MAMCS, Strasbourg, 2012 (cur. Camille Gietler)
Un tout, dont je fais partie (A whole, that I am a part of) – version with English subtitles
Art premiere, gb agency, Art Basel, Basel, 2008
Les heures creuses
Un tout, dont je fais partie is a composite work.
On the first floor of L’Aubette 1928, in the entry and the stairs, the installation emits a series of spoken and musical sound pieces.
Two speakers on pedestal at different heights of levels and stairs emit the fragments of different sentences which have been broken up into two symmetrical units entering into a remote dialogue. Two other loudspeakers hidden in the entry emit musical sequences either alternately or accompanying the words.
L’Aubette 1928, Strasbourg, 2012 – photos Matthieu Bertola
version with subtitles
Un tout, dont je fais partie (A whole, that I am a part of).
In this version for non-French-speaking countries, the sound stays the same (voices in French).
In a particularly muffled L-shaped space (floor and wall insulation), two first speakers hanging on opposite walls emit the fragments of different sentences into two symmetrical units. On the ceiling and on the floor, two other speakers, set up crosswise, emit musical sequences either alternately or accompanying the words.
In a central position which is equidistant between the voices, as a stop in the visitor’s movement, a video screen shows the written and synchronous translation of the words which have been here unified and put back together. English translation by Miles Hankin and Chet Wiener.
Art Basel, Basel, 2008 – photos Christelle Chalumeaux
– interview with Élodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel, guide of the exhibition, Art Basel, 2008, Fr./En.