new geography of sounds
Centre Pompidou : October 16th, 2002 to January 6th, 2003. Galerie sud, level 1 MACBA, Barcelona : May 3rd to July 1st, 2002
With Doug Aitken, Mathieu Briand, Coldcut, Richard Dorfmeister, Flow Motion, Renée Green, Johan Grimonprez, Martí Guixé, Rupert Huber, Mike Kelley, Gabriel Orozco, Scanner, David Shea in the exhibition. With Mathieu Briand and Cercle Rouge, Coldcut, Hallucinator, Mike Kelley/Scanner, Phagz, Rom, David Shea, Tosca/Gabriel Orozco. (In the Exhibition Space and in the Grande Salle)
"Sonic Process" is the first exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris dealing with the electronic music of the last decade. It is organized according to a particular geography of sites, trajectories and intersections, without any claim to exhaustively cover the entirety of sound-based art. Organised by the New Medias Department of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, it will be presented from October 22, 2002 to January 13, 2003. Before that it will be shown as a "preview" at the MacBa in Barcelona, from May 2 to July 1, 2002.
In a 1,500 square-meter sound studio at the heart of the Center's South Galleries, "Sonic Process" presents installations by musicians and visual artists/musicians, who pursue identified objectives in one way or another (Doug Aitken, Mike Kelley), or who experiment with more specific approaches by looking for outlets beyond the usual circuits of art dissemination (Coldcut, Scanner, David Shea, Renée Green, Johan Grimonprez, Tosca, etc).
Sonic Process is supported artistically and technically by the IRCAM which provided its assistance to the creation of the installations of David Shea and Doug Aitken. The IRCAM also joined the Centre Pompidou in providing documentation for the event for those members of the public interested in sound experiments.
The web site is an informative and evolving part of the exhibition. It documents the work of the exhibition artists and the catalogue authors by video interviews and biographical and bibliographical information. The "events" heading is a platform of information concerning the activities of the artists prior to the exhibition ; it also announces the program of concerts and performances that will take place during the exhibition.
Detailed programme : www.sonic-process.org
Dates : Octobre 16 2002 - January 6 2003 , 11:00am-09:00pm, every day except Tuesday
Location : Centre Pompidou, South Gallery, level 1