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Biotope

Sound environment for the exhibition "Le rêveur de la forêt"
September 27 through February 23,
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Musée Zadkine

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Biotope by artist and composer Jean-Luc Hervé invites the visitor to enter a place transformed by the sound environment: the museum becomes the cradle of polyphony. The public interrupts a dialogue among a population of small, invisible "sound animals hidden within the exhibition space. The musical system is fearful: it reacts to human presence in the same way as living organisms which panic or remain silent if visitors are too intrusive, numerous, or noisy, singing again only when calm has returned. Through the organic nature of the system, the artist encourages the visitor to modify their behavior towards the environment. Through listening, the visitor’s attention is refocused on what surrounds us.

As part of the exhibition "Le rêveur de la forêt"
Curated by Noëlle Chabert Director of the Zadkine Museum, Jeanne Brun Director of the FMAC

JEAN-LUC HERVÉ BIOTOPE Premiere 2019
Fearful acoustic device, commissioned by IRCAM -Centre Pompidou

Thomas Goepfer IRCAM computer music design
Benjamin Matuszewski, Jean-Philippe Lambert (Sound Music Movement Interaction team IRCAM -STMS) scientific collaboration
Emmanuel Fléty, Djellal Chalabi and Yann Bouloiseau prototyping and manufacturing of sound agents
Jérémie Bourgogne sound engineering

Musée Zadkine, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou coproduction.
  • Ariane Michel, Les Yeux ronds, vidéo en couleur, 2006, (projection monumentale) collection de l’artiste  © Ariane Michel
    Ariane Michel, Les Yeux ronds, vidéo en couleur, 2006, (projection monumentale) collection de l’artiste © Ariane Michel
  • Natalia Gontcharova, Forêt d’automne, 1950  © ADAGP, Paris 2019 © Centre Pompidou, MNAMCCI
    Natalia Gontcharova, Forêt d’automne, 1950 © ADAGP, Paris 2019 © Centre Pompidou, MNAMCCI
  • Marc Couturier, Feuille d’Aucuba, 2018  © Marc Couturier © ADAGP, Paris 2019
    Marc Couturier, Feuille d’Aucuba, 2018 © Marc Couturier © ADAGP, Paris 2019
  • Victor Brauner, La Rencontre du 2 bis rue Perrel ou la Charmeuse, Congloméros, 1946  © ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo © Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/Roger Viollet
    Victor Brauner, La Rencontre du 2 bis rue Perrel ou la Charmeuse, Congloméros, 1946 © ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo © Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/Roger Viollet
  • Le compositeur Jean-Luc Hervé  © Ircam, photo : Quentin Chevrier
    Le compositeur Jean-Luc Hervé © Ircam, photo : Quentin Chevrier

Excerpts from Biotope by Jean-Luc Hervé

  1. Biotope 3
  2. Biotope 2
  3. Biotope 1