The invisible landscape

19 April - 3 May 2015
The invisible landscape
Residency by Christelle Fillod and Fabrice Moinet

Cyclones, derviches tourneurs, toupie, bande de Möbius, bouteille de Klein, le mouvement des planètes ... "The invisible landscape" est une installation développée à partir de réflexion menée sur le mouvement, l’attraction, les ellipses et rotations des planètes et des systèmes solaires, qui de leur mouvement incessant dessinent dans l’univers un paysage infini et invisible. "The invisible landscape" explore l’espace de cette interaction entre un mouvement et son propre référentiel spatial.

Le pendule de Foucault pose la question de la nature du repère qui sert de référence. En effet, tout mouvement est relatif. Si la Terre est en rotation, elle l’est par rapport à quelque chose; on ne peut pas parler d’un mouvement sans définir un cadre de référence. Ce cadre est le référentiel galiléen dans lequel le pendule oscille dans un plan fixe. Les mesures montrent que les étoiles distantes semblent former, en première approximation, un référentiel par rapport auquel le plan d’oscillation du pendule paraît être fixe. Mais comment est défini exactement ce référentiel ? Qu’a-t-il de particulier pour que le pendule reste fixe par rapport à celui ci et pas un autre ? Et d’une manière générale comment faire l’expérience à notre échelle de ce qu‘un changement de repère induit une perception différente de l’objet. Quelles réalités apparaissent alors?

About the artists:

Christelle Fillod (FR) is a visual artist and performer. She graduated from the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon, and was resident in Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts. She created site-specific installation, video work and performances. Her work is the emerging experience on a research about perception: on how a specific reality is given to our senses, on how do we travel through the layer of the senses, on how to perceive outside of a predetermined culture, on how to move the point of assembly, on how to expand the world from within. Collaboration is an essential element of her work, and often she invites or joins Gary Hill on various artistic proposals. She also collaborated with a.o. Christian Châtel (FR/NO), Fiorenza Menini (FR / IT), Christine DeSmedt (B), Meg Stuart (B/US), Sachiyo Takahashi (JP), ...

Fabrice Moinet (FR/BE) is sound designer, sound engineer and software programmer. Born in France, Fabrice Moinet studied mathematics and science at the university of Bordeaux while always being involved in music and working with musicians. During his studies he started focusing on acoustics and received the training to be a sound engineer. For several years, he was a forum member of the IRCAM, he taught at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and was invited to the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He did the sound for numerous jazz and improvisation concerts with among others Bernard Lubat, Ursus Minor and Garlo, and continues to find specific set-ups and sound qualities for installations, concerts and performances. Recordings include the Belmondo Quintet (Plana Prod.), 'Improvista', a film by Pascal Convert on the improvisation-duo Bernard Lubat and Michel Portal, and the Q-O2 project 'Radu Malfatti Quintet', a concert recording with musicians (Radu Malfatti, Christian Kesten, Julia Eckhardt and others) who research a relation between improvisation and composition. Parallel to his activity as a sound engineer, Fabrice is passionate about finding peculiar soft- and hardware setups and electronic solutions for contemporary art productions: he collaborated with the French hip hop choreograph Frank II Louise, with contemporary composer Benedict Mason, developed soft- and hardware for the Moulin Rouge in Paris and programmed the software for Christina's installation 'Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbors' shown in Los Angeles in 2003.

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  • The invisible landscape_residency by Christelle Fillod and Fabrice Moinet. View on Flickr
  • The invisible landscape_residency by Christelle Fillod and Fabrice Moinet. View on Flickr
  • The invisible landscape_residency by Christelle Fillod and Fabrice Moinet. View on Flickr
  • The invisible landscape_residency by Christelle Fillod and Fabrice Moinet. View on Flickr
  • The invisible landscape_residency by Christelle Fillod and Fabrice Moinet. View on Flickr
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Credits

Concept and images: Christelle Fillod
Realization and sound: Fabrice Moinet

This project received the suppport of:

- IMAL, Brussels (BE)
- Drac Franche comté (FR)
- DICRéAM - aide au développement (FR)
- Teater Nor, Stamsund (NO)