• par C.EM
  • mai 2, 2014

« Aujourd’hui, le monde est mort [Lost Human Genetic Archive] »
« L’Etat du Ciel, partie 2 »

Paris, Palais de Tokyo – Saturday, April 26th 2014 at 17pm

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Keiichiro Shibuya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
I have made an unexpected and enchanting interlude, a leap in time, at the Palais de Tokyo last Saturday. That day, Hiroshi Sugimoto has invited Keiichiro Shibuya (composer) for a “Concert Projection”, room 37, for the opening of the exhibition.

Photographic images of Hiroshi Sugimoto were presented in two series, which are an on going process of work until now.
The first series is « Theaters (1978 -) » (one of the photograph submitted was taken in this room 37); he photographed former Italian theaters turned  into cinemas, adjusting the exposure time of the camera on the duration of the film.
Keiichiro Shibuya is playing the piano, a laptop to his left, he plays a composition which is like a nostalgic walk in the past, while the laptop runs a metallic sound, I think of the flow of sand in an hourglass … In parallel, the white screens of the cinemas are following one another and you feel as you are caught up in this white area in the middle of an empty cinema room …
Back to the first photograph, it blurs, white screen, this is the end of the first series.

Hiroshi Sugimoto said: « The time, the meaning of time, the passage of time, it is consciousness. We must first look back before imagining the future. Just as it is important to know where does our mind comes from, he explains. We are so far from nature and the origin of things today. « 

The second series « Seascapes (1980 -) » are photographs curiously very vertical, an equal portion of sky and sea, of air and water.
Keiichiro Shibuya is still alone at the piano, waiting and vibration, its music celebrates immensity, the inaccessibility of the horizon, it has a universal emotional dimension.
Pause and applause.
Other photographs follow one another, the rhythm of the piano is synchronized with the movement of the sea, the light is fading, it is dark now, I think of « The Grandmaster » by Wong Kar Wai.
Pause and applause.
« Seascapes » photographs of day, it captures the white light on the sea, all that white becomes gray and then darker, the end; I think of this beautiful exhibition « Revolution », I saw at the Brandhorst Museum in Munich in 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto said: « What really means to be alive here and now? « 

Keiichiro Shibuya is a composer and performer of electronic and acoustic music, graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 2002, he created ATAK, a music label and a group of artists gathering together with music, fashion and design. In addition to his solo projects, he produces music for films, including « Memories of Origin » by Hiroshi Sugimoto (2012).
With « The End » (2013), whose music is completely designed from synthetic sounds, he signed his first opera, staging the vocaloïde Hatsune Miku.

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