Intérieur/Extérieur, visual and sound installation, June 2016, Edhéa, Sierre Screenshot

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Intérieur/Extérieur, visual and sound installation, June 2016, Edhéa, Sierre

This project consists of a paper panorama representing a circular housing complex from the 1970s*, built for the disadvantaged classes. Speakers broadcast recordings made on site. Spectators can go back and forth between the outside and inside of the cylinder, which represent respectively the apartments and the inner courtyard. In the same way, the sound recorded in the apartments is diffused around the panorama and the sound from the courtyard in the centre of it.

The panorama consists of rectangles representing windows, some of which are composed only of a hole, as if they were open.

The openings allow each spectator to experience the interplay of gazes between the apartments and the courtyard. Thus, visitors take part in a game that highlights the living conditions of this type of space, in which visual and sound privacy is considered secondary.

* Bourdonnette district, in Chavannes-près-Renens (CH)