Variations by Collective Parenthese

What if the sound takes shape

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What if the music took shape in the Théâtre du Chatelet, its notes becoming visible and palpable. From the vibration of material or virtual objects sound waves unfold in the surrounding space. A game is spontaneously established between gesture and sound. Hitting, scratching, blowing, amplifying, combining: everything binds and spreads.

▼演出时的装置外观,appearance of the installation during concert ©Hana Ofangel

Collectif Parenthèse希望利用自己的第五个Variations作品,在夏特莱大剧院中把这种震动具象化。设计如同一个回声装置,声音从舞台传向上方的吊灯。环形支架在空中的分布与剧院四层看台的形状和节奏相一致,闪烁的透明气球则代表了空中飞舞的轻盈音符。

For the 5th edition of Variations, the Collectif Parenthèse wanted to materialize this vibratory immersion within the Théâtre du Chatelet. The proposed scenography develops like an acoustic echo propagating a sound wave from the stage to the chandelier. The spread of the circles in the air follows the rhythm and shape of the balconies of the great hall on the 4 floors. The lightness of the musical notes dancing in the light is symbolized by clusters of transparent and sparkling balloons.

▼装置由四个环形支架组成,悬浮在空中,the installation is composed of four circles suspending above the stage ©Hana Ofangel

▼圆环的大小变化与看台相呼应,the size of the circles changing according to the balconies ©Hana Ofangel


Composed of 4 large suspended circles, this scenography allows the artist duos to be immersed in their performance while highlighting the architecture of the place. Camera framing is then possible from the balconies, around the stage, in the heart of the installation itself. The balloons are transparent so as not to obstruct the framing of the artists and the architecture while capturing the play of lights and shimmers. The circles are in black pvc tubes to mark the rhythm of the balconies.

▼仰视装置,透明气球不会形成遮挡,look up at the installation, the transparent balloons would not influence the vision ©Hana Ofangel

▼从不同角度看向演出,view to the performance from different angles ©Hana Ofangel

▼透明气球可以随灯光颜色变化,the transparent balloons would change color according to the color of light ©Hana Ofangel

▼透明气球下的演出,performance under transparent balloons ©Hana Ofangel

▼气球反射出剧院空间,the balloons reflecting the architecture of the theater ©Hana Ofangel

Photos: Hana Ofangel
Artist duos: Para One x Alexandre Tharaud, Rebeka Warrior x Julian Prégardien, The Hacker x Rodolphe Burger, Viken Arman x Michel Portal

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