Installation solenoides

Eventées, installation Aubais

“Eventées” is a sound installation made of empty champagne bottles. Those bottles are less or more filled with water with produces for each one a corresponding note making then music. A precise score is played, the song in question is the International, the popular and federative hymn of the working class.

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Even today, this song intervenes as a ritual within meetings left-wing policies and extreme left (LCR, NPA, FO, Lutte Ouvrière(workers’ struggle), labor unions(syndicates), demonstrations). “Eventées” put in friction an historic element of our civilization and culture, establish a symbolic extension of the people and its federative strength to gather and fight against the oppression.

“Eventées” includes series of empty champagne bottles as a symbol of luxury and consumerism. These bottles ,used as instruments, play one song deeply graved in the collective imaginary. Almost as a subliminal way, this song reminds us like the pregnance of a popular mythology. Champaign is used to amplify the contradiction, like a conflicting symbol, it sums up the wrestling against the consumption, the poverty against the wealthiness and the splendor.

This whole installation is realized with a bunch of eight solenoids (electromagnets), electronics and programed through an Arduino.

Lyrics :

Stand up, all victims of oppression
For the tyrants fear your might
Don’t cling so hard to your possessions
For you have nothing, if you have no rights
Let racist ignorance be ended
For respect makes the empires fall
Freedom is merely privilege extended
Unless enjoyed by one and all

Chorus:
So come brothers and sisters
For the struggle carries on
The internationale
Unites the world in song
So comrades come rally
For this is the time and place
The international ideal
Unites the human race

Let no one build walls to divide us
Walls of hatred nor walls of stone
Come greet the dawn and stand beside us
We’ll live together or we’ll die alone
In our world poisoned by exploitation
Those who have taken, now they must give
And end the vanity of nations
We’ve but one earth on which to live

And so begins the final drama
In the streets and in the fields
We stand unbowed before their armour
We defy their guns and shields
When we fight, provoked by their aggression
Let us be inspired by like and love
For though they offer us concessions
Change will not come from above

Gallery

“Éventées” received an individual grant from the Languedoc-Roussillon Région and benefits also a support from the Labomedia (Orléans)