Exhibitions & Installations
The scenic spaces and the temporalities of a musical work through exhibitions, sound and visual installations are just as much spaces for creation and meeting with the public that LiSiLoG seeks to promote and develop.
A sound installation exhibition is poly-sensory, the framework of which is linked to sound, to music in all its forms. There is no limit to merging any form of art for this kind of exhibition as long as you manage to create, to compose an ensemble like a spatio-temporal writing orchestrated by the sound event. Carrying out such a project is very complex, because finding balance and harmony taking into account the characteristics of each work and the places of exhibition is a challenge at all times.
“When we think we are talking about art or works of art, very often we are only talking about impressions received during a specific exhibition. Well, let any art lover deny himself, he never speaks of a work as such, but of the conditions of his encounter with it. ” ( Jérôme Glicenstein from: “Art: an exhibition history” )
Christophe Lebreton, engineer-scenographer-acoustician (co-founder of LiSiLoG) in collaboration with the curator, James Giroudon (co-founder and former director of GRAME) have carried out numerous sound exhibition projects in France and internationally (MAC – Lyon / Museum of Confluence – Lyon / Fine Art Museum – Taipei / Minshen – Shanghai / Total Museum – Seoul / A4 CAC – Chengdu / Erarta Museum – St Petersburg / Kiswire Museum & F1963 – Busan / MAC- Santiago Chile…)
Through these experiences LiSiLoG pursues these adventures, creations and sharing, mixing new violin making, meta-instruments, editing works for real exhibition spaces and to imagine, to compose.
SMARTLAND “Post-digital garden“
Resonant interactive installations
They question our relationship to the world, question our ability to take the time to establish resonant relationships with the world around us. These installations deliberately use the “Smartphone”, a symbol and paradoxical object of the progress of a modern, hyper-connected society at the start of the 21st century. Via the installation “SMARTLAND – Divertimento“, Christophe Lebreton introduced in 2014 this concept which he called “Post Digital Garden”. Place a “high-tech” object: the Smartphone, in a space without an Internet connection, which can only interact with the surrounding analog world via its integrated microphone and loudspeaker, much like any individual, “off-line”.
Smartland "Cut-up & Control" by Christophe Lebreton
Interactive sound installation for a smartphone and a pair of speakers.
This device broadcasts a “cut-up” of the poet William S. Burroughs and invites the spectator to participate through his immobility in a participatory listening. From immobility, the diffusion of the poem is revealed little by little and more and more intelligibly. From this apparent stability, the micro-movements of the audience, captured by the smartphone’s camera, distorts and projects the sound into a new space until it completely disappears and gives way to an abstract world, without words, musically inscribed in a process composed from Hi.
Smartland “Suspendulum” by Christophe Lebreton
Installation of a sound pendulum, consisting of a smartphone and a small loudspeaker suspended from the end of a rod. The micro-movements perceived by the sensors integrated into the Smartphone play virtual concentric strings. Propelled, to generate a pseudo-circular trajectory, rhythmic patterns are formed and distorted during the damping of the trajectory, to finally tend towards a cluster of sound in its position of equilibrium, then silence. This installation can be interactive with the public, but can also oscillate freely outside depending on the elements. Depending on the location, the length of the rod can be adapted and thus modify the natural frequency of oscillation of the pendulum. Depending on the location of the exhibition and the sound content composed, “n” pendulums can be installed to create a “suspendulum” orchestra. We are always in a relationship with a digital object, disconnected, responding to external analog variations, to create a “post-digital garden”.
“Disfluxion” by Christophe Lebreton
Interactive installation of a 60-minute video of a still shot, processed in real time according to the proximity of the public. The sound of the video, also processed, is broadcast on two speakers.
Those who take the time to pause, punctuation and reveal their presence appear on the screen; dichotomy of a reality that escapes us.
Interaction with the audience consists of creating a paradoxical distance between them and the perception of the flow.
The artist questions the paradox of the links between men at the start of the 21st century. Developments in technology have opened a window to the world for us at the click of a button, further isolating us from the world nearby. The constant flow of our virtual connections with the world takes us further away from it, the pharmakon of a hyper-connected society.
"Swarms" by Christophe Lebreton
Video: silent projection of images onto a raw surface or in the form of several miniatures, embedded in a wall.
Ghostly transformation of the texture of different materials thanks to the invisible but perceptible rhythm of the movement of insects.