Les Parlants et les Écoutants
Julie Vacher (FR)
Les Parlants et les Écoutants

Installation sonore et lumineuse, 27 min

The installation is a collective space dedicated to orality. Voices go back and forth between intelligible phrases and more abstract sounds. The listening area is composed like a technological cave or as a bio-techno cocoon filled with psychotropic colours. As a hypochondriac diary, seven characters explain problems they encounter with their sound environment and their speech function: the “misophone”, the “somniloque” and the “aboulique”. Les Parlants et les Écoutants is a musical album in which language turns into music, a radio piece that deceives the ear, a hybrid setup dedicated to record spoken speech. Through the qualities of the voice, the main focus of the installation is the spatialisation of sound, a precise choice of sound sources and the light synchronisation. The poetic of selfinvention appears through the writing and the layers of the audio editing: neo-pathologies and archaeo-manias.

Julie Vacher
Julie Vacher France
Promotion Chantal Akerman

École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon

2016 Galerie Untilthen, Now&Then / Julie Vacher, Saint-Ouen
2016 Beffroi de Montrouge, Salon de Montrouge, 61e édition 2016 American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs, Californie, États-Unis
2015 FID#26, (Festival international de cinéma), Marseille

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains