The artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates settings that accompany the psychological rhythms of our lives and that prolong the fantasies evoked by Erik Satie’s “background music”. For his installation “From hear to ear” in 2008, he transformed the space of the Xippas gallery into an aviary where the visitors could mingle with flocks of birds. When landing on the guitars the birds produced a piece of music similar to the disturbing sounds of rock. On the artist’s request, Ariane Michel, filmed this moment of grace and suspension.
View of installation: From here to ear, galerie Xippas, Paris, 2008
Photographer: Frédéric Lanternier
© Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Courtesy galerie Xippas