Artefact #o / Digital Necrophony
De Mathilde Lavenne, installation 2016
Is there a digital afterlife? And if there is, what messages might it send us, and in what form? What would be the connection between nature, matter and the world of shared data that we are in the process of creating? Artefact #0 Digital Necrophony is a digital sound installation which partakes of archaeological research into the medium, involving communication and basic metaphysical questioning related to the scientific instrument. The installation is inspired by Edison’s cylinder gramophone. It reproduces that instrument’s form while transforming its workings in the effort to capture messages from another dimension via waves and vibrations. The ensemble offers a critical look at the way the digital era has revolutionised our relation to matter and to nature. This is sublimated and reflected by a black marble monolith which is isolated and studied as if it were a sarcophagus – something strange, enigmatic and mortuary.
L’IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, EDM - Européenne du Marbre Paris, Ramy Fischler, Christophe Gregório, Jacky Lautem, Elodie Wattiaux, Cyprien Quairiat, Guillaume Libersat, Eric Prigent, Daniel Cabanzo, Cédric Flazinski, Lucie Baratte, Geoffrey Sebille, Alain Lebéon, Guillaume Gravina, Fabien Zocco, Cyril Teste, Daniel Dobbels, Lina Qi, Robin Labriaud, Junkai Chen, Mathias Isouard, Victor Vaysse, Noé Grenier, Baptiste Le roi, Le Fabricarium, Antoine Mormede, Pascale Pronnier, Aurélie Brouet, Etienne Landon, Quentin Lecocq
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