Saturday, June 7, 2008

Inspection acoustique et surveillance narrative du bien-être de l'écosystème communautaire du Parc Lucie Aubrac

June 7 & 8, 2008, Parc Lucie Aubrac - Les Lilas, France

"Nous proposons aux flâneurs du Parc Lucie Aubrac aux Lilas de participer à une enquête sonore. Munis d'oreillettes amplificatrices, ils pourront découvrir un univers acoustique qui reste en général inaperçu. Dans le cadre de l'amélioration de la transparence et du bien-être communautaire, les résultats de leurs formulaires d'inspection seront diffusés et exposés en tant qu'oeuvre de collaboration."

We invited the visitors of the park to participate in an acoustic inquiry. We equipped them with devices that enhance one's hearing (Spyears), so that they could uncover a sonic universe that normally rests unnoticed. However, for things to become more interesting, we had placed strange sound sources and hired some actors whose roles were to slightly distort the usually quiet atmosphere of the park. Nobody noticed that everything was fake. Of course many people were puzzled by the weirdness of the soundscape they were discovering.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Amorph!08 Seminar in Paris

Seminars during the Amorph!08 will give the public an opportunity to meet and hear the artists. They will discuss their artistic practices and work in the festival and David Zerbib make comments on it. In Paris as a start of seminar visual artist Erkki Soininen will give a lecture on Art in Public Places.

Institut Finlandais
60, rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris
4 June 2008 at 10 am - 4 pm