Jean-Luc Guionnet

Sep 2014  

French musician/visual artist Jean-Luc Guionnet presents a selection of audio-visual works at Errant Bodies project space from Wednesday, September 10th – Saturday, September 13h. The exhibition fits within a larger program of Guionnet in Berlin (September 8th – 14th), including concerts, lectures, performances, and film screenings done by or otherwise curated by Jean-Luc.

Wednesday, September 10th: 18h-20h30

Gallery hours:
September 11th – September 13th: 18h-20h

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

All exhibition evenings are followed by evening events in Ausland (Lychener str 60, Prenzlauer Berg, 15 minutes walking from Errant Bodies)

My musical work subdivides itself into as many ways as occasions arise for me to think and act with sound and images. Those occasions have always to do with a strong meeting with an outside element : an instrument (saxophone/organ), a theoretical idea (what is “rumour”?), and mainly a collaborating friend (André Almuro, Éric Cordier, Éric La Casa, Pascal Battus, Caroline Pouzolles, Franck Gourdien, Taku Unami, Seijiro Murayama, Lotus Eddé Khouri) … There then follows a collection of themes which, in turn, influence the evolution of the musical work and define the direction of meetings to come : the thickness of the air, the pidgin, the musical instrument considered as affective automaton, listening and seeing dark unto themself, the algebra of and in hearing, sound as a signature of space, signature of objects, signature of what it is not… and light ? The fact that French uses the same word – le temps – for time and weather, propagation and spread of forms in time etc. Music, drawing, video are, then, a way to test reality. Conversely, it’s a test whose experience defines a new distribution of the whole body by artificially localizing it in an unknown and purely physical environment, all the while being able to think, count, make relations or understand places, and so forth. The emotion I look for in music is made out of all these strata and the sliding of one over the other during the act of perceiving.

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