MOVE AGAINST NOISE

CONTEXT

 

During a residency in the MAC VAL museum, I was working in the Val-de-Marne region, with its teenage inhabitants, both users and not of the museum. The goal was to truly involve the young people in the construction and development of an artistic creation.

A community was formed through meetings with young people from the Entente sportive de Vitry (boxing club) and MAC ADO (series of meetings and workshops for volunteer teenagers), but also with the help of educators from the Val-de-Marne Children's Social Service, the ACER Orly Prevention Club and Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde in Bagneux.

The photographs, videos, interactive installations and performances were shown in the MAC VAL museum, as well as the Studio 13/16 of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

MOVE AGAINST NOISE | BOXE | 2017

There is visible violence in each city, but there is also a lot of hidden aggression, loneliness, and stress, related to the confined spaces within the city. In the video MOVE AGAINST NOISE, boxers from a suburb of Paris, are practicing their sport in a public space, which they chose. The different “spots” are linked through slow tracking shots. The control of violence is channelled, and made visible in the urban or semi-private space, where the tension of this repression has its origin.

The setting becomes an extension of the private inner conflict within a city, and vice-versa, pointing to the question: What are we doing with the noise in us?

Realised during a residency in the MAC VAL museum of contemporary arts, Val-de-Marne, France

In partnership with Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Tourcoing

As part of the 40th anniversary of the Center Pompidou in Paris

MOVE AGAINST NOISE | LIGHTING UP THE SCREEN | 2017

CREDITS | LE PLUS PETIT CIRQUE DU MONDE 

Adolescents practicing Parkour are equipped with laser pointers at the joints of the body. During their performance the room is lit with inactinic light. Behind the young athletes, photo paper is mounted on the wall. After developing/ fixing the paper an abstract painting appears, revealing the movements of the performers.

MOVE AGAINST NOISE | MODULOR | 2017

PROGRAMMATION MAX MSP | PIERRE GUFFLET

 

MOVE AGAINST NOISE | MODULOR is an interactive device that questions the relationship between architecture and the movement of the body.

Depending on the architectural appearance, our movements change. You walk differently in a large city square, a tiny tunnel of the subway, or an open landscape.

The installation consists of a camera that captures body movements and a video projection that changes in real time in relation to the movements detected.

During a two week workshop in the studio 13/16 of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, we created new images of architectures, entered them into the device and linked them to visual effects that represent emotions on the images.

We worked not only on the creation of the images, but also on how they will be transformed in relation to a gesture.

MOVE AGAINST NOISE | PERFORMANCE | 2017

CREDITS | PRO HELVETA

 

Centre Pompidou Paris

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