Acoustic Spaces for Sound Art

Martinho, Claudia, with Bureau des Mesarchitecture. 2010. Acoustic Spaces for Sound Art. In: Body Sound, p. 41-45, Centre Georges Pompidou, Liedts-Messen Foundation, Belgium.

Update_3/ Body Sound is an exhibition by the New Media Department of Centre Pompidou, designed by the Bureau des Mésarchitectures in Paris, and realized by the Zebrastraat, at the initiative of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation, under the artistic direction of Christine Van Assche. Sound works were selected from the collection of the New Media Department. The challenge was to present a history of sound in the arts. Big names in contemporary art such as Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Manon de Boer, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Carsten Nicolai – Alva Noto, Anouk De Clercq, Didier Faustino, Mike Kelly / Scanner, Martin Creed, Adam McEwen, Keiko Owada, Mika Vainio, Chris Marker, Ugo Rondinone, Emmanuel Lagarrigue and Semiconductor were presented next to and between one another along the exhibition circuit. The architects of the Bureau des Mésarchitectures, Paris made a special scenography.

An extract from the text:
“A sucession of micro-environements invites the public to explore different perceptions of sound through their interaction with the materials, their listening position and the movement of their body through space. The installations are developped through 4 sequences: – immersion /active listening
– silent geography /individual listening
– sound objects /spatial listening
– dematerialisation /spectral listening”