Frédérique Aït-Touati

  • Céleste Boursier-Mougenot produces systems from everyday situations and objects, as well as devices, of which he then extracts their musical and sound potential. In this way, the artist recon­figures both the rhythmic and melodic possibilities of his mate­rials, which he uses to generate sonic forms that he describes as being "living." Based on a close relationship with the architectural and spatial nature of the exhibition space, each system creates a framework favoring a multi-sensorial experience for the visitor. In 2015, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is representing France at the 56th Contemporary Art Biennial in Venice. For the Palais de Tokyo, he has conceived a lakeside landscape, leading visitors into a tactile, visual and sonic experience, thus changing their perception of the space. Visitors are drawn into a flow of images, creating doors leading into a hallucinatory journey.

    Book contents
    - "Zombie Choreography": Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in conversation with Daria de Beauvais, curator of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo
    - "Prepared universe": an essay by Frédérique Aït-Touati
    - Notes on a selection of the artist's works

    About the authors
    - Frédérique Aït-Touati is a stage director and researcher. She stages performances and plays that combine sciences, arts, and politics. She has published several studies on the relations between the arts and the sciences.
    - Daria de Beauvais is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo.

    Published on the occasion of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, "acquaalta," 24.06 2015 - 13.09 2015