Liquid Architecture welcomes the excellent French sound poet, artist and performer Anne-James Chaton to Melbourne for the first time.
From MON 24 Oct to SAT 29 Oct he’ll will be collecting voices and words (spoken and written) at MPavilion as material for two parallel projects: Témoignages (Testimonies) and portraits.
Témoignages is a translingual sound work built from conversations between the artist and the public – in multiple mother tongues. It will culminate in a performance on SAT 29 Oct.
Portraits is a visual work extending from meetings between the artist and visitors of different professions. It culminates in the creation of bespoke images representing each meeting.
Both works are generated through one-on-one encounters between the public and the artist!
Liquid Architecture and MPavilion invite public participation on both these projects. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date, time, spoken language and profession to make an appointment – or just drop in.
Portraits to create (open list): ambassador, bailiff, baker, banker, bodyguard, broker, bus driver, cashier, cellar man (wine merchant), clerk, controller, delivery man, doctor, farmer, fireman, fisherman, florist, garbage collector, gas station attendant, grocer, hostess, illegal worker, IT officer, locksmith, mayor, minister, model, MP, newsagent, postman, printer, prison warden, prisoner, retail worker, salesman, senator, sex worker, tax inspector, teacher, trainer, TV presenter, waiter, webmaster, window dresser.
Portraits already realised: accountant, an expert in gambling, architect, art director, artist, athlete, barrister, bartender, biologist, bookseller, brigadier, business consultant, butcher, carpenter, chef, choreographer, coffee roaster, conservator, contractor, dentist, deputy prosecutor, designer, director of a crematorium, director of the funeral home, editor, electrician, electrician, employee, engineer, film director, finance manager, fishmonger, florist, gallery owner, graphic designer, guitarist, head of business, housekeeper, insurer astronaut, jeweler, journalist, judge, kindergarten teacher, law professor, Lawyer specialised in associations and foundations rights, legal expert, actress, MD, musician, nurse, paramedic, photographer, plaintiff, plumber, poet, policeman, priest, producer, project manager, projectionist, publicist, script writer, secretary, security officer, singer, social worker, steward, teacher, translator, unemployed, union worker, visual artist.
Languages recorded: Dutch, Japanese, English, Italian, Catalan, Korean, Spanish, Amharic (Ethiopia), Farsi, Sri Lankan, Ukrainian.
Languages required: all others.