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A/V installation, On Tour, 2012

Installation : Yannick Jacquet & Fred Penelle
Sound & Music : Thomas Vaquié
Production : Nicolas Boritch - Antivj

While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Mecaniques Discursives offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. 
A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. 
They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network? 
Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. 
The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. 
Time is shredded, decomposed, lost and yet everything references it.
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg's and Big Data's. 
By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time.

About The Sound :

Maybe a bit like the deformed characters that lived in Mechaniques Discursives, I wanted to create my music from the old broken and useless objects that fill my studio. 
From the old cello covered with dust that trailed in a corner of my studio to the little wooden doll perched on the shelf to my left. 
From the crinkling and broken microphone foot that has not been used for a long time to the empty cardboard of an obscure machine that no longer exists.

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