OLIVIER GAIN



LET THERE BE LIGHT

⋯ candles, microphone stand, incandescent light bulb, fans, speakers



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The candles tone quality was chosen for his proximity with human voice timbre. It comes from an audio micro sample of my own voice. My aim was to produce a luminous choral waiting and singing for the coming of a superior cyclic event. There is a solemn and incantatory character in their behavior.

Each component of this device influences each other. The lightbulb and the three fans disturb the candles. As a result these latters change their note. It's a microcosm with its own rules but the visitor can interfere with it simply by gently blowing on the candles or using whatever mean to move air in order to hear what happen.

Special thanks to : transcultures

Le timbre donné aux bougies provient d'un micro-échantillon de ma propre voix. L'idée est de produire l'effet d'une chorale lumineuse attendant la venue d'un événement cyclique d'une intensité supérieure. Il y a quelque chose de solennel et d'incantatoire dans leur comportement.


Chacun des éléments du dispositif en influence un autre. Ainsi l'ampoule et les ventilateurs perturbent les flammes des bougies changeant ainsi leur note. Il s'agit d'un microcosme clos ayant ses propres régles que le visiteur peut venir perturber à tout moment par son souffle.