Sound by artists
Carte blanche to Pascal Broccolichi,
featuring Pierre Belouin, Dominique Blais, Pierre-Laurent Cassiere, Arnaud Maguet, Michel Paysant and Jerome Poret.
In the practice of contemporary art, one frequently encounters the use of sound in association with various other media. However the goal of the exhibition Sound by artists is not to feature artists whose main practice and only medium is sound ; the aim is rather to explore the relationship between works of art that all question the endless issue of represented hearing.
Noise can only propagate in a concrete environment. Nonetheless, if one carefully explores this universe, in the specific case of represented hearing, sound offers us an expressive vocabulary which extends from the outskirts of our aural memory to the objects and images that are missing in any acoustic signal, like anecdotal witnesses of the fossilised action and propagation of waves in our environment.
Silence coexists with sound in an antagonist and indispensable way. Whether they are sculptures, photographs, drawings or installations, the works featured are not static. Even if they have a highly privileged relation to silence, they establish a strained link between the viewer and the gallery space, becoming a sort of rhythmic structure likely to create mental images or acoustic immanence.