The Curious and the Talkers

Date: 2010
Medium: Installation
Materials: Video projection, Sound, Theatre cut-outs, Coloured gelatine (RGB)
Dimensions: 16 minutes
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

The Curious and the Talkers is a sound and light installation whose soundtrack is a discussion between a woman and a man. This exchange is punctuated by a narrator’s comments on the light and distant visions, as well as by parasitic noises from cars, birds, etc. A projection of RGB (red, green, blue) colours whose superimposition creates a white light accompanies the soundtrack. This projection without any image evokes the notion of “expanded cinema” as defined by Gene Youngblood in the 1970s: it is about pushing back the boundaries of cinema to participate in an extension of consciousness. The soundtrack of the work broadcasts the interviews between Meris Angioletti and Ingo Swann, the creator of remote viewing, a technique for viewing at a distance. The artist interviewed him during her research on the links between light, art, and telepathy. These interviews gave rise to conversations that she tried to reconstruct before having them acted out by actors. As for the narrator, he evokes the thoughts of the musician Thomas Wilfred and the architect Claude Bragdon, founders of the Art Institute of Light in New York, an experimental space dedicated to light.

Text written by Elise Vassiliadis-Poirey as part of the partnership between the École du Louvre and Lafayette Anticipations – Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin.



Expositions

Coded transmission
Galerie Schleicher+Lange, Berlin (Allemagne)
du 28 Apr au 26 May 2012
Meris Angioletti
La Galerie - Centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-Le-Sec (France)
du 17 Sep au 19 Nov 2011
21x21 - 21 artisti per il 21° seccolo
Fondation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (Italie)
du 24 Mar au 05 Sep 2010