Installation: audio, mono, loop, 8”; loud- speaker; carpet; graphics on paper; map with gun cartridges on plinth; 2014.
During my stay on Vassivière, 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 echoes in sonar graphics 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.
Project realised in collaboration with Yannick, hunter, and Michel Legris, acoustic marine engineer from ENSTA Bretagne. Work made with Michel Legris, acoustic marine engineer from ENSTA Bretagne, and Yannick, local hunter, at Le Château, Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière (FR), 2013-2014. Supported by the Mondrian Fund. Photos by Janssen/Adriaans, TENT, Rotterdam, 2015.