Corps sonore – Architecture et son

September 25 – November 28, 2009


September 24, 2009
Inaugurale lecture
François Wunschel and Pier Schneider
architects, Paris

October 22, 2009
Francis Baudevin
artist, Lausanne
Joël Vacheron
sociologist, Londres

November 5, 2009
Eckhard Kahle
acoustician, Brussels,
followed by a demonstration in the anechoic chamber laboratory by LEMA

Dr Hervé Lissek

November 19, 2009
Bernhard Leitner
artist and architect, Vien

When experiencing architecture completely, all of our senses should be apprehended. The increased presence of images surrounding us nowadays is starting to privilege sight alone – which makes us forget that architecture is also a whole capable of resonance.

Sound is omnipresent, from the rumblings of a city to the reverberations of a room. For the exhibition, many artists / architects / engineers / musicians will tune the space with “acoustic phenomena” that cover the greater part of the spectrum. These will act like “sonic freeze-frames” that may be heard and observed to understand a bit more of the sound-filled world which we inhabit. The acoustic installations are on par with “mute” ones, thereby forming a conversation through which the authors can express their respective approaches.

This body of works maps a ringing journey that will transform the Archizoom space into a vast echo chamber, where, in the words of Claudel, the eye is invited to listen.

Pascal Amphoux, architecte / Michel Bonvin, photographe / Art Clay, media artist / Enrico Costanza, ingénieur / EXYZT-1024, architectes / Sabine von Fischer, architecte / Luca Forcucci, musicien / Thierry Fumey, photographe / Stephen Gill, photographe / Florian Hecker, musicien et artiste / Alexandre Joly, artiste / Christina Kubisch et Ellen Fellmann, artistes / Bernhard Leitner, architecte et artiste / Christian Marclay, artiste / Yves Mettler, artiste / Max Neuhaus, musicien et artiste / Carsten Nicolai, artiste / Fréderic Post, artiste / Joel Vacheron, sociologue / Tamara de Wehr, artiste.

Curator :
Léopold Banchini

The theme of the exhibition was proposed by :
Workshop 15×10, Laurent Saurer and David Vessaz, following the workshop Ville: Corps Sonore that took place in Lausanne during September 2007.

Guide de l’exposition