The Birds of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: A Film by Ariane Michel

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Mar 3 2017 - Nov 12 2017

French artist and composer Céleste Boursier-Mougenot works across disciplines and media to produce large-scale, immersive sound installations. His use of everyday objects within these environments results in non-traditional compositions defined by chance encounters and complex acoustic patterns.

This exhibition features a video of Boursier-Mougenot’s ongoing project, From Here to Ear (1999–present). Filmed in collaboration with artist Ariane Michel, the video documents Boursier-Mougenot’s transformation of a gallery space into an aviary furnished with electric Gibson guitars, basses, and amplifiers. Throughout, zebra finches perch, peck, and pluck on various instruments and musical equipment to create a living and improvisational soundscape.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Installation
  • European
  • Contemporary
  • Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
  • Ariane Michel

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