Archives for category: Dominique Leroy

Some news about the current activities of some BD artists plus an important teaser at the end.

Dominique Leroy at La Méridienne, Lunéville

Dominique Leroy is showing his poetic sonic installation Jardin nô at Theatre La Méridienne in Lunéville (near Nancy). First shown at the Galerie RDV in Nantes this installation refers to the traditional Japanese theatre. This kinetic garden is composed of interlacing vegetals and small mechanics on recycled hard disks that rub, scratch and hit to create a sound that reminds of insects. This sculpture is activated by a series of invisible interactions based on phenomena related to vibrations, acoustics and interconnections.

All elements of the exhibition are related and form a complex system – composed of conducting materials, sound flows and resonators. A microphone at the entrance of the gallery captures the sounds from the street which become a real activator of the sound installation.

Theatre La Méridienne
37 rue de Lorraine
54300 Lunéville

From 23 September to 3 November 2017
Free entrance during the opening hours of the theatre.
http://lameridienne-luneville.fr/evenement/jardin-no/

AnneMarie Maes at Tendencies #2, Bozar Brussels

AnneMarie Maes is currently taking part in several exhibitions. Her PH3 – Future Archeology installation is featured in the Tendencies #2 exhibition as part of the Bozar Electronic Arts Festival until 30 September.

The exhibition, which shows the work of six female artists, aims to place emphasis on works which question scientific and technological innovations as much as they incorporate them. It wants to open up the field of reflection relating to these links and highlight structural analogies between the creators of distinct and complementary fields.

This edition is organised in partnership with NOVA XX with Stéphanie Pécourt as curator – an international competition dedicated to technological, scientific and artistic innovation amongst women in the age of the Fourth industrial revolution – instigated by the Halles Saint-Géry/Brussels.

Bozar, Foyers
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels
Until 30 September 2017
Free entrance on Tue – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm / Thu, 10 am – 9 pm, closed on Monday
http://www.bozar.be/en/activities/129164-tendencies

For all other current and upcoming exhibitions of AnneMarie Maes see http://annemariemaes.net/

Peter Hulsmans at Studio Start

As part of the opening of a new complex of artist studios Peter Hulsmans shows new work in his studio in a renovated former Dominican monastery in Antwerp. The complex is will be housing up to 50 artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Studio Start, Ploegstraat 23, 2018 Antwerp
Thursday 21 September from 4pm
http://www.studiostart.be/

Rachel Ara at Victoria & Albert Museum

Big congratulations to Rachel Ara who starts a year-long residency at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from October onwards. We look forward to the outcome of it.

Teaser

And finally:

Crowdfunder? Saint-Nazaire?

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This weekend Dominique Leroy takes part in the project Modulation, 24 hours of micro-radio in the mountains of the Hautes-Alpes region in France. A radio studio is mounted in open air and transmits locally over one square kilometre. During 24 hours, artists connect to the antenna to produce live experimental music, sound poetry and radiophonic art.

Modulation proposes a unique radio experience in the spirit of the micro radios developed by Tetsuo Kogawadans in Japan in the eighties. The idea is to work with the medium of radio on a reduced scale to include the studio on the environment and create a continuum between production and listening.

The program starts at Saturday 15th July at 6pm and runs until all artists have intervened “or until the batteries run dry”.

Nearest train station is Veynes en Devoluy. Visit https://108mhz.wordpress.com/ for more info (in French).

As an artist Dominique Leroy also works in the world of theatre and dance.

Circuit – the new creation of French choreograph David Rolland is an immersive sensorial experience for one spectator. Guided by a haunting soundtrack through a mobile architecture designed by Dominique Leroy, the spectator wanders around shadow dancers on the trajectory of a real or imagined partner. She projects herself into an artist’s life, imagines looking at a work from behind the scenes, gains confidence and dares a careful movement. In this abstract phantasmagoria, the warm voice of David Rolland accompanies the visitor in her perambulation towards “moments between us”, “just before …”, where there is often talk of waiting or listening. While the spirit is immersed in fiction, the body is summoned to be physically present like the two dancers that one comes across. In a play with shadows and humour, dreams, memories and phantasies mix where dance takes its place.

As a continuation of a choreographic self-portrait, Circuit is an invitation to partake in the precise and precious moments of the profession of the dancer and choreograph. How to be at the same time centred on one-self and keeping the senses alert, conscious of the world that surrounds us. It is with that goal that David Rolland invites the spectator to enter into “a state of dance”.

Circuit takes place during the Festival of Avignon from 6 to 18 July 2017 (break on 12 July) and takes 1h20.

For more info and images: David RollandLa Manufacture and a video.

Château de Saint Chamand, Avignon
Reservation is essential and can only be done via phoning +33 6 69 61 30 00.
12€/7€/5€

 

During his micro residency “Process YOUPI”, the shortest artistic residency in the world initiated by STATIONS SERVICES, Dominique Leroy has developed his SU(n)EATER to provide warm water via solar heating for his (n)A nomadic atelier.

Find a dossier on the SU(n)EATER here and more news on his new website here

SU(n)EATER is part of the group exhibition “Process YOUPI” opening Wednesday 7 June. The exhibition runs until 15 July.

Maison du Développement Durable (Sustainable Development)  – Espace Diderot
50, Rue de Château de Rezé, 44400 Rezé (near Nantes)
Tues 2-6pm, Wed 10am-1pm and 2-7pm, Sat 10am-1pm and 2-6pm

Bureau Doove is extremely happy to work again with Dominique Leroy after an interval of 12 years. We first collaborated for the Triennial Super! in Hasselt for which he developed the mobile sound project Dynamomap. Today Leroy is based in Nantes where he works amongst others in his mobile ‘caravan-lab’. His work is a subtle interplay between sound and vibrations of natural phenomena (weather data, natural cycles, bioacoustics …) DIY open source digital electronics (sensors and mini-computers, pure data patches, small speakers), recycled architecture and designs that stimulate communities to work together – often on open structures principles and with a tongue-in-cheek quality that is nevertheless serious.

We are currently developing projects based in Nantes and elsewhere.

In the meantime his exhibition Chèques vaca(n)ces still runs till 15th April in Galerie RDV in Nantes. For the exhibition Leroy has transformed the gallery space into a garden in which he has integrated so-called (n) works – a work in progress initiated in January 2015 by the artist duo Dominique Leroy and Marina Pirot.

At the heart of the installation is the poetic sound installation Le jardin nô which invites for a walk and refers to the traditional Japanese theatre. This cinematic garden is composed of interlacing vegetals and small mechanics on recycled hard disks that rub, scratch and hit to create a sound that reminds of insects. This sculpture is activated by a series of invisible interactions on the basis of phenomena related to vibrations, acoustics and interconnections.

All elements of the exhibition are related and form a complex system – composed of conducting materials, sound flows and resonators. A microphone at the entrance of the gallery captures the sounds from the street which become a real activator of the sound installation.

More discreet the work I(n)terrupteur refers to a performance by Fluxus artist George Brecht. The out of order switch or ‘interrupteur) of the gallery points to the ‘First piano concerto’ of Brecht in which the artist opens the piano, raises his hand, the light is dimmed, he greets and leaves.

The title of the exhibition refers to the 500 copies of the Chèques vaca(n)ces or holiday cheques, which are recycled invitation cards to the exhibition that are numbered and signed by (n). They not only allow the visitor to speculate on the art market at a worth of 10 euros, but also to participate in Surf prescription(n), an outing in the Finistere area during a weekend in June 2017. Other than that the funds collected by selling the cheques are also used for the project vaca(n)ces en Californie (holiday in California). This will be a registration session of the gallery Sound Walk in Long Beach to present a next rendition of Le jardin nô and of the artistic project (n)A – nomadic Atelier – as part of HDTS (High Desert Test Sites) initiated by Andrea Zittel in the Yuca Valley desert and supported by the Eames Foundation.

Throughout the exhibition (n) as extract of its nomenclature thus “creates spaces of inventive openings”.

The exhibition is realised with help of SNhack, Jef Rolez and Kevin Cardesa. SNhack is a laboratory for the creation and realisation of open licence technical modules initiated by Jef Rolez.

 

RDV Galerie – 16 Alléee Commandant Charcot, 44000 Nantes

Wednesday – Saturday 2-7pm and on appointment