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La chambre de Dieu
Installation sonore pour un bureau, une chaise, quatre plantes vertes, un grand sapin, des objets en mouvement et des paroles tonitruantes

image de l'oeuvre La chambre de Dieu de  Gabriel Desplanque Gabriel Desplanque

De Gabriel Desplanque installation 2016

  • 2016 - Exhibition Panorama 18 au Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing de Tourcoing (FR)

Sound installation for a desk, a chair, four plants, a pine, a couple of moving objects and thundering words.

It’s a bedroom that tells, testifies and extrapolates. It’s a bedroom that does not look like a bedroom but rather like an administrative space. The aseptic office of a weird director. In this room, a desk.

On the desk, a computer, a dancing figurine, a phone, a bell and a printer. Around them, four plants delimit the space of the installation. Hidden in the plants: foliage, lamps and speakers. In the back, a large pine plays music and spits out snow. All of them are set in motion and react to voices from the speakers.

It’s a bedroom which echoes insignificant or essential facts, combines, chops them up and assembles them. It’s a bedroom but it could just as well be any other place.
One of those places too busy to occupy the space of our human lives.

A place to scrutinize words and examine the difficulty of hearing oneself in the surrounding brouhaha. A place that constantly changes size. By turns a place for intimacy, a cell, an impersonal open space and a landscape open to the horizon: never twice the same. A place inhabited by multiple voices which add up or withdraw, cancel or amplify themselves. Voices, low or high pitched, discreet, laughing, shouting, piercing voices which from time to time tune in to sing. A choir of discordant and conflicting voices.

Remerciements Thanks

Sébastien Cabour, Daniel Dobbels, Ramy Fischler, Carl Huchon, Eric Prigent, Blandine Tourneux, Madeleine Van Doren, Simon Apostolou

Crédits Credits

Sound recording and editing sound: Valentine Gelin
in situ Mixing: Sébastien Cabour
Chief cameraman: Aurélie Brouet
additional Images (great 8 and HD): Gabriel Desplanque
Construction decoration : Christophe Gregório (head of workshop), Emmanuel Vaskens (head of leather), Marie Devarenne (leather), François Bedhomme (chief bulder), Guillaume Gravina (builder) and Isabelle Vendeville (carpenter)
The voices : Béatrice Barrier - Anne Battistella - Eric Bilien - Elsa Brès - Bryan Campbell - Kevin Chevremont - Aurélien Deseez - Romain Guillet - Milla and Dante Houchon - Thierry Leviez - Angel Liegent - Véronique Lorne - Thibaut Menoux - Lorraine Ouvrieu - Sarah Saulnier de Praingy

    Images de l'oeuvre
      In situ - La chambre de Dieu
    Processus de création
    • Métalu.net
    • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

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