Les ballons, 2006–2009
Installation view, Espace d’art contemporain, campus HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, 2016
Photo Stéphane Ruchaud
Sound installation with 4 speakers
Edition 3 (+ 2 A.P.)
The installation called Les ballons is located in a huge space. Four loudspeakers set up in the corners of the space emit the sounds of balls bouncing against different materials. Those sounds make the architecture sound, represent the distances, and define the listening temporality through back-and- forth phenomena, bouncing ones, and plays with the materials and movements created all over the space. The silences between the sound sequences, hollows and rhythmic punctuations, are as many inverted frames enabling the place, beyond the walls, to keep on making itself hear. Hit the ball hard, stubbornly, alone in a huge and empty place.