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Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Etats seconds
Texts and interviews by Samuel Bianchini, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Christophe Kihm, François Quintin and Peter Szendy.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
16,5 x 23,5 cm (softcover)
208 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-915772-07-4
EAN: 9782915772074
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First monograph on Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, conceived by the French artist/musician, adapting in the book format his sound installations.
Sound excerpts available online (http://www.analogues.fr/?p=1125) offer a musical context for the reading of this book, and establish a singular system of equivalences between written language and music.

Special offer for the purchase of the two complementary monographs États seconds and Perturbations.
Known for installations that are as much auditory as visual, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot (born 1961 in Nice) is an artist and composer based in Sete (France). First trained as a musician at the Conservatory for Music in Nice, he began his career as a composer for the Pascal Rambert theatre company. His most well known piece, from here to ear (1999-2014), fills a room with chromatically tuned, amplified electric guitars and flock of finches. The birds create sound both through their own calls and their interaction with the instruments. The resulting aleatory music recalls John Cage's compositions, and a sonic environment that has its roots in everything from the 1960s experiments of La Monte Young to the more recent work of artists like Susan Hiller.