Anichroches, Variations, choral and fugue is a musical voyage, into Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, at the heart of which are sight and sound, and it is probably one of the best exhibitions of the year.
We had access to the space through a elevator created by Olafur Eliasson, that lock the visitors into a soft darkness, no lights, no sounds. Then, moving through the exhibition, we discovered works that tackle the domains of sculpture or installation, and at the same time open them to the realm of music. Questioning the close ties between the body of the musician and his instrument, the creations presented there almost all have the ability to be played.
Laurent Saksik, for instance, takes inspiration from the theremin (one of the earliest electronic musical instruments) to create a structure from which everyone is invited to generate a sound without actually making contact with it. Anri Sala’s offering, meanwhile, requires the presence of a saxophonist who, at appointed times, will initiate a duet with the work on display.
We really had fun in there and i was impressed about how the visitor discovers through this exhibition –an itinerary that alternates music and silence, action and contemplation. For the duration of the exhibition, in the rotunda, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton will invite visitors to take part in an unprecedented digital experience on the borders of artistic creation and musical composition.
Well curated, perfectly organized, in a charming space and with great artists such as Rémy Jacquier, Christina Kubisch, Charlotte Moorman, Thierry Mouillé, Laurent Saksik, Anri Sala, Su-Mei Tse, Stéphane Vigny, this is an exhibition to enjoy in a group, exploring together all the soundscapes suggested by this great curatiorial project.