Céleste Boursier-Mougenot produces systems from everyday situations and objects, as well as devices, of which he then extracts their musical and sound potential. In this way, the artist reconfigures both the rhythmic and melodic possibilities of his materials, which he uses to generate sonic forms that he describes as being “living.” Based on a close relationship with the architectural and spatial nature of the exhibition space, each system creates a framework favoring a multi-sensorial experience for the visitor. In 2015, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is representing France at the 56th Contemporary Art Biennial in Venice. For the Palais de Tokyo, he has conceived a lakeside landscape, leading visitors into a tactile, visual and sonic experience, thus changing their perception of the space. Visitors are drawn into a flow of images, creating doors leading into a hallucinatory journey.
Book contents - “Zombie Choreography”: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in conversation with Daria de Beauvais, curator of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo - “Prepared universe”: an essay by Frédérique Aït-Touati - Notes on a selection of the artist’s works
About the authors - Frédérique Aït-Touati is a stage director and researcher. She stages performances and plays that combine sciences, arts, and politics. She has published several studies on the relations between the arts and the sciences. - Daria de Beauvais is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo.Published on the occasion of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, “acquaalta,” 24.06 2015 – 13.09 2015