Welcome on our blog !

Dear teacher and classmates,

As explained during the English class, our project for this semester is about the exhibition "From One Revolution to Another" ("D’une revolution à l’autre"), curated by the artist Jeremy Deller at Le Palais de Tokyo. Your answers to our questionnaire showed that you would be interested in visiting this exhibition with us. This outing will take place on Friday, 12th December, 2009 at 6 pm after the class.

By the way, we can tell you more about the organization of this event. Thinking of you and guided by the original shape of the exhibition, we decided to avoid the classic “guided tour” which could be exhausting. Actually, our aim is to point some details in order that you construct your interpretation by yourself. That is why we have prepared a playful quiz that we will give you on the spot. Furthermore, we are preparing audio files, that you will be able to download in few days. These podcasts will give you more indications by our own voices.

Through this first contact by our blog, we also take the opportunity to introduce you to the way we will use it. This blog will serve as an interface between you and us. Indeed, we will post articles related to the social, historical and cultural background of this unusual exhibition. In your turn, you will have the possibility to enrich the content of the blog by writing comments, notably with your feed-back after the visit of the exhibition. It should be a productive way to share ideas. And we are sure that topics like popular culture and cultural revolution would inspire you!

We would be glad to see you in great number at Le Palais de Tokyo!

Let’s make this blog alive!

Laura, Romain, Emilie, Anna and Aurélien.

Acid Brass at Le Louvre

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During and next to the exhibition, Jermey Deller and Le Palais de Tokyo organize cultural events which are linked to the theme of the move from One Revolution to Another.
One of those events, “Acid Brass”, took place on Sunday, 26th October, 2008 at Le Louvre. It was the concert of a traditional brass band playing acid house music.
Brass bands were set up initially as a way to entertain the workers, and their appearance remind of factories, as the instruments are like pipes and piping.
They represent the industrial revolution, but play a digital music. That contrast between the instruments (the industrial revolution) and the music they play (the cultural revolution) is representative of the whole exhibition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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