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.

Sound in Z

For curious people...

This name was given to this period by musicologists. Firstly it evokes the sound produced by the first electronic machines, a kind of “zzzz”. At the second place the horizontal lines of the letter Z graphically expresses relations between avant-gardes researchers with soviet authorities: the relation of oppression and confrontation. The part of the archive which deals with history of condemnation of scientists presents this aspect.

This room is an example of harmonious union of political, industrial and cultural revolutions. The scientific and industrial developments were used to inspire and advance researches in physical aspect of the music, the acoustics to apply it to the artistic creation. One of the results of these researches was the invention of the very first electronic instruments. Another aspect which had interested JD and which links this room with the others is the topic forgotten individuals by the big History: this period is practically unknown. It aligns this archive with Folk Archive.

1 comment:

la soculente said...

That room was definitely the best one to me. But once more I didn' get the point with the English cultural revolution. Maybe I'm pushing too far the expectations but I really think there was something missing in this exhibition, something to grab, that makes you more connected with the objects...To be honest, i found it very interesting but I was kind of lost!