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So much metaphor for life, the creative experience, and the human spirit in this 1970 interview with legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham


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The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work.

The process involves the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes on a visual environment created through portraits and a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months or years, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, and scale. This creates an aesthetic of entangled creation and destruction that inevitably is ephemeral, and results in complete disintegration of the film so that it can only be delicately digitized before it is consumed. (artist statement)



Timée by artist Guillaume Marmin and musician Philippe Gordiani is an installation that re-imagines the universe as a sonic solar system. It was inspired by the ancient theory of the Music of the Spheres, which combined geometry, astronomy, and music into a single unified theory of the universe.

About the project:

Guillaume and Philippe discussed their vision with Isabelle Vauglin, astronomer at the CRAL. Even though Plato’s concept has been proven wrong for centuries, this idea still supplies us with a poetic reading of the cosmos. Although we know today that there is no matter in space to convey sound, we can nonetheless find bridges between astronomy and music. Astrophysicists study the frequencies of planets to keep track of their evolution and if one translates these frequencies up by 15 octaves they become perceptible to human ears. A computer or a theremin can now enable us to listen to the sound of a planet: a new Music of the Spheres.

You can see more of the installation in this video:

Timée from Ecran Total on Vimeo.

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