…a solid, immovable ceiling of sound
Produced in Verdun, France (2016)
Final exhibition details to follow some time in 2017
Curated by Mono-Mono (Émilie Roi & François Martig)
Artists: Gilles Aubry, Steve Bates, eRikm, Jacob Kirkegaard, François Martig, Jan-Peter E. R. Sonntag
…a solid, immovable ceiling of sound is a sound work accompanying a wood and concrete architecture purpose-built in the historic World War One battlefield of Verdun, France, now referred to as the Forêt Domaniale de Verdun.
…a solid, immovable ceiling of sound uses sounds from the forest as they exist today, radio signals, and sounds transferred through, or collected from, the various World War One architectural ruins remaining. It is a work about listening to the forest as it stands now and through historical materials in situ. The title is borrowed from a Canadian soldier’s description of the sound of World War One and tells of the tangible nature of sound, especially driven to such extremes.