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Marion Meyer Contemporain is presenting works by two artists the aim of whose research is sound and how it is put into space. From furniture put into music by Michel Auby to sound sensors articulated into tapestry by Alexandre Joly, the gallery is proposing a stripped-down music room in which two unique pieces hold a dialogue, blending the themes of the object and its function, motifs and sound. Seeing sounds and hearing images are two practices of sound that confront each other here and propose an apprehension of an aesthetic and sensorial experience to the public with a host of reading keys.

Born in 1959 in Saint-Hilaire du Harcouët (France) Michel Aubry has been endeavoring for 30 years to sculpt sound in rigorous systems that combine traditional, historic knowledge, in practices as varied as sculpture, installations, costumes and films. “The artist adapts to the visible, to plastic universes, the activity of the musician who deciphers, that of the historian who compares and that of the actor who acts. The plurality of roles that he assumes with a completely novelistic ingenuity engenders systems that link films and objects, characters and figures.”

Born in 1977 in Saint-Julien en Genevois (France), Alexandre Joly is a plastic artist, sound artist and performer. For several years, he has been developing a body of work related to sound creation. Whether it concerns installed systems or performances, one of his working tracks is to explore sound as a material to be sculpted. His in situ creations could recently be seen at the UAG in Irvine (California) and at the Villa Bernasconi in Le Grand Lancy (Switzerland). His installation at Marion Meyer Contemporain will be his first creation at a Paris gallery.

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Michel Aubry / Alexandre Joly
Pièce unique