|THE FIRST OBJECT
IN THE SERIES :
In the visual evocation of music, the instruments played by the performers are often the objects of reference. Once a link is established between the musical object and the photo as object, new possibilities of form can be imagined.
The first completed piece of the series is in the form of a mobile composed of one vertical cylinder, with two images on its outer surface, and six horizontal cylinders of various proportions, with images on both their outer and inner surfaces.
THE SUBJECT :
The Bléré/Val de Cher Community of Towns' Carnival, imagined and staged by the la Compagnie du Coin.
"Mr. and Mrs. White, arrogant despots, are symbols of a sad winter as well as of rigidity, order and authority. They are escorted by the White Orchestra. The joyous and exuberant groups of the Colors (red, blue, yellow, pink and green) are formed by the inhabitants of the community of towns. Each has its matching orchestra."
The rivalry between the White Orchestra and the other bands (turning to the advantage of the Colors in the end) appears on the horizontal cylinders (interior/exterior opposition). The Master of Ceremony finds his place on the vertical cylinder which serves as the central element to the piece.