Philippe Cavaleri

'Dialogues' (Repeat after me)

 

Installation in 2 parts.

  1. Language courses on vinyl records, turn on several turntables.
    A part of the grooves has been removed, erased from the vinyl surface.
    But remains: loops, residues, silences, voices (women / men / children), sound effects, jingles, beeps, all at the same time. (
    Simultaneity of information.)

  2. Visuals works, in exhibition boxes.
    'Wood glue' vinyl records, negativ copies of the language lessons, with the residues of the removed material. Poetry of suspended silence. (
    But containing information in pause.)

Principe de vacuité

 Réflexions...

L'acte de prier recèle pour moi une fascination hors de toute connaissance disponible...

Monologue, ou dialogue de sourd?

Si la somme de tous les bruits était le silence, la somme de toutes les prières serait alors le possible de la pensée, le vide de l'esprit, une méditation radicale?

... Et lorsque le mot ne suffira plus, dans sa redondante insistance, les machines parleront alors, répétant à l'infini ce qui ne comblera plus aucun silence, aucune solitude..

Description :

Installation sonore dans une 'structure/confessionnal', composée de :

  • 50 boîtes à prière électroniques tournant en boucle.

  • 1 boîte contenant des textes plus personnels, sur la prière, la mort, et le rite funéraire; lus par des voix automatique, et eux aussi en boucles...

English :

Reflections...

The act of praying holds a fascination to me out of all available knowledge...
Monologue or 'dialogue of the deaf'?
If the sum of all noise is silence, the sum of all prayers would then be thought, the emptiness of the mind, a radical meditation?

... And when the word will no longer be sufficient in its redundant insistence, machines then will speak, repeating endlessly what no longer will fill any silence, no loneliness ..


Description :

sound installation in a 'structure / confessional', composed of :
- 50 praying juke box, electronic prayer machine, in loop.
- 1 sound box containing more personnal texts about prayer, death, and the funeral rite; also played in loops & read by automatic voices ...