Paysage Fusillé

In 2013, I stayed on the French island of Vassivière for a couple of months. During this stay, I portrayed the island in a number of interventions, performances and sound explorations. ‘Paysage Fusillé’ originated whilst hearing the reverberations of a gunshot, fired somewhere around the lake. Together with a local hunter, Yannick, I explored the island by night, whilst he released shots from different positions on the island. There were eighteen shots. Each position provoked different echoes; their sounds reflecting the contours of the landscape. A visual translation of the echos in sonargraphics was realised by Michel Legris, professor in hydro-acoustics. He conducts research of the lake, a valley which was flooded in the 1940’s to serve for the production of hydro-electricity. The landscape is burdened through human behaviour: a shot landscape.

Gallery view, graphics, photo by Janssen/Adriaans

> Installation including the works ‘Untitled’, 2014, audio (mono, loop, 8′), loudspeaker, carpet; ‘Untitled’, 2014, graphics on paper; and ‘Untitled’, 2015, map with gun cartridges on plinth

> Works conceived with Michel Legris and Yannick.
> Made during a residency at Le Château, Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière, France, 2013.