matali crasset: infrasons at mica gallery matali crasset: infrasons at mica gallery
nov 30, 2011

matali crasset: infrasons at mica gallery

matali crasset + damien marchal: infrasons mica gallery, rennes, france now until february 25, 2012

‘infrasons ≠ 02’ L 170cm x D 395cm sycamore and lacquer all images by morgan paslier

the sculptural collection ‘infrasions’ by paris-based designer matali crasset is an installation of bowls, vases, a loudspeaker, loudhailer and foghorn all complimented by a soundscape designed by rennes-based artist damien marchal of VIVARIUM. the project was commissioned by michael chéneau and julie portier.

crasset’s interpretation of these identifiable objects maintain the shape typical to their utilitarian use, yet their original function to the form has been separated from each work. her conceptual collection takes its form from the handy work of several artisans, typical to her curiosity with craftsmen; the sycamore and lacquered base of each piece by alain larcher with gold leaf detailing by oliver guilbaud.

‘infrason ≠04’ L 245cm x D 142cm sycamore, lacquer, and gold leaf

‘infrason ≠03’ L 210cm x D 283cm sycamore, lacquer, and gold leaf

the artistic actualization this installation is seen in the initial tension of silence, then alleviated by the sounds of marchal’s interpretation of the frozen instruments. marchal creates the aural environment for the installation. his piece brings to life the sculptural works as he assigns an alternate experiential aspect to the seemingly soundless loudspeaker or foghorn. the sounds he created were contingent upon the visual field. the object functions as the catalyst for the soundscape, which was produced to enhance the understanding of the initial object.

‘infrason ≠01’ L 170cm x D 395cm sycamore, lacquer

‘infrason ≠05’ L 245cm x D 142cm sycamore, lacquer, and gold leaf

‘infrason ≠05’ L 245cm x D 142cm sycamore, lacquer, and gold leaf

‘infrasons ≠ 02’ L 170cm x D 395cm sycamore and lacquer

‘infrasons ≠ 02’ L 170cm x D 395cm sycamore and lacquer

‘infrason ≠04’ L 245cm x D 142cm sycamore, lacquer, gold leaf

general view of the sculptural works

  • I will never understand how people let themselves be fooled again by Matali Crasset. It’s ridiculous.

    Frederic says:
  • Frederic you condescending tw*t, Some people like her work because it appeals to their taste. If you are going to be critical at least back it up with reasoned explanation as to why.

    Smithy says:
  • Wow, finally. This is what mankind has been waiting for.

    DS says:

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