Moving Oneself, 2011

This project proposes the outline of a poetical interconnection between verbal descriptions of imaginary spaces, and tridimensional evocations of these same spaces. It is an imaginary perambulation in spaces constructed by sounds, or, in other words, the sonic crossing of imaginary places. These spaces, which are sometimes fully described and other times only alluded to, are presented in conjunction with material models, encouraging the viewer in a ceaseless movement to and fro between the heard and the seen. A soundtrack has been composed from recordings of movements in different spaces (walking movements in multiple directions, escalating or descending stairs, opening or closing doors…) and verbal descriptions of imaginary spaces (actual places but never actually visited by the person who describes them). Excerpts from these descriptive speeches are also engraved in wood pieces spread out on the floor.

Wood, altered chairs, audio players, headphones, 10 m2. Photo: Julie Faubert.