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«Calice» is a climatic and sound interactive artwork. It reacts to the sunlight.
This installation suggests to create a dialogue and a sensitive symbolic link between plant, animal and mineral..
Francis Ponge writes this about Plants life in «L’Opinion changée quant aux fleurs,» Plants are living crystals, feeding, breathing, suffering, enjoying, dying; and most often reproduce in the same way as animals (sexuation, male and female principles, fertilization, germination) [...]. what touches us in the plant, would it not be the perfect and abstract character (coming from the proximity to the crystal) conferred on the qualities of the living?
«Calice» manifests a meeting point between these 3 states with his shape as his sound interaction.
«Calice» is an element that protects a heart itself. It is made of a flexible and translucent crystal that reacts to the sunlight with sound resonances.
Vibrant, this crystal is the sensitive organ of the «Calice»
According to the position of the sun and the weather, the sunlight illuminates and activates the resonators. The singular chimes of «Calice» are also punctuated by instant of silence at the passage of clouds. The sounds of the work vary autonomously during the day
The crystal contains several rectangular metal elements. They have different dimensions in order to produce various tones.
On each piece of metal, there is a small autonomous electronic and a solar device which is used as a resonator. It is made of a small solar panel and two tiny motors. When the sun illuminates the translucent crystal, it activates the micro-motors.
Each crystal has the ability to resonate by emitting a different tone.
The calice is made with soft PVC tubes and nylon ropes.
The sound creation
The intimate and organic sounds can evolve slowly with the intensity of the sun. The score played is not written in advance but depends only of the intensity of the sun over the days : the weather and the seasons.
Biennale ArtFareins - sculpture contemporaine
Previous exhibition of Calice
Pléiades - Festival des arts numériques - Saint-Etienne (Fr)
Place Jean Jaurès
09/11/2021 - 14/11/2021
Biennale ArtFareins - sculpture contemporaine - Fareins (Fr)
Parc du Château Bouchet
Curator : Jacques Fabry
29/05/2021 - 14/07/2021 : www.artfareins.com
Esplanade du Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montélimar (Fr)
"Art dans l’espace public"
01/07/2021 - 15/10/2021
Jardin des Cimes - jardin artistique contemporain - Plateau d'Assy (Fr)
"Artifex in Horto"
05/08/2021 - 31/12/2023
Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt - www.scenocosme.com